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Fintech Company Builder FinLeap wins new Managing Partner - Existent Management-Team extends contract for another five years

With Michael Hock on the team, FinLeap is gaining an experienced Digital-Manager as a new Managing-Partner

Berlin, 31. May 2017

The Fintech Company Builder FinLeap wins Michael Hock as a new Managing Partner and General Manager.

Hock’s fields of expertise are wide, from Venture Capital to Corporate M&A right up to operational startup management. Before building an independent VC company, he started his career at Siemens, where he was operating in the field of Corporate Ventures. Most recently he was general manager and board member for Holtzbrinck Digital, involved with digital business. After successfully remodeling several portfolios, including companies such as Parship and MyHammer, he was leading and developing the international portfolio in the field of digital science and education.

As a Managing Partner, Hock and his team will be responsible for Finance and Investment Management (M&A), Corporate Law and Regulatory Affairs at FinLeap and will also support the twelve ventures of the group.

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Ramin Niroumand, Co-Founder and CEO of FinLeap: “In the past 12 months, we were able to successfully extend our Management team and to establish strong and independant managers for our different departments. We are very happy to welcome Michael Hock, a Startup and VC experienced Manager, to our team. His long years of expertise will help us increase the success of FinLeap even more.”

At the same time Jan Beckers, CEO and Founder of HitFox Group, and HitFox CFO, Hendrik Krawinkel, will resign from their positions as General Managers. Nevertheless, HitFox Group will remain as FinLeap’s largest and most active partner. Furthermore, HitFox Group CEO Jan Beckers will remain as the Chairman of FinLeap.

Jan Beckers, CEO of HitFox Group: “Since the launch of FinLeap three years ago, the company has managed to become one of the leading FinTech players in Europe. With the extension of the management contracts and gaining Michael Hock as part of the FinLeap family, it is the right time for Hendrik and me to resign from our positions as managers. We are very happy to accompany the FinLeap management in the future as an active shareholder.”

Ramin Niroumand, Co-Founder and CEO of FinLeap: “The entire team would like to thank the HitFox Group and the other shareholders for their excellent cooperation in the last three years. We are looking forward expanding FinLeap over the next five years.”

About FinLeap

FinLeap was founded in Berlin in the summer of 2014 by HitFox Group and Ramin Niroumand as a company builder specialized in Fintechs. FinLeap serially develops Fintech companies, supporting them with strong infrastructure and guiding their growth. Twelve ventures have been brought to market providing services for private and corporate clients. The FinLeap ecosystem includes, for instance, FinReach, which offers among others a solution for switching bank accounts; PAIR Finance, a solution for digital debt management; Clark, a digital insurance broker; and solarisBank, a digital platform with a full German banking license. Each venture is based on the solid FinLeap foundation that provides not only seed funding from €0.5 million up to €5 million but also a strong network of investors, an integrated development platform and advice on best practice processes. In addition, the company builder provides contact to experienced businesses, clients and top talents in the industry. FinLeap’s team is made up of more than 400 employees from more than 30 countries. The company’s headquarter is located in Berlin.

Press contact

Solveig Rathenow

Head of Communications

Mobile: 0176 321 44 053

Mail: solveig.rathenow@finleap.com

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