RegTech at TechQuartier II – The future of RegTechs after Brexit, perspective from London

Gaurav did attend the RegTech event here in Frankfurt, in TechQuartier (TQ). TQ is one of the hubs of the emerging Frankfurt startup community. TQ did invite to the event talking about the impact the Brexit will have on RegTech startups.

This will be a short series and follow up our interview with Prof. Hackthal here with Franklin Allen, who is Professor of Finance and Economics and Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College London.

 

Tune in to learn more.

 

Disclaimer: We did our best to improve the audio quality, but doing live interviews, sometimes on the go, results usually not in the highest audio quality. We apologize for the lower audio quality upfront and still hope you can draw insights from the interview. Non-the-less we hope you enjoy it anyways. Next time we will be a bit better! PROMISE!

RegTech at TechQuartier I – The Brexit Impact on RegTechs

Gaurav did attend the RegTech event here in Frankfurt, in TechQuartier (TQ). TQ is one of the hubs of the emerging Frankfurt startup community. TQ did invite to the event talking about the impact the Brexit will have on RegTech startups.

This will be a short series and we start with Prof. Hackethal, who is Professor at the Frankfurt University and the House of Finance. He talked during the event about the future of RegTech

Tune in to learn more.

Disclaimer: We did our best to improve the audio quality, but doing live interviews, sometimes on the go, results usually not in the highest audio quality. We apologize for the lower audio quality upfront and still hope you can draw insights from the interview. Non-the-less we hope you enjoy it anyways. Next time we will be a bit better! PROMISE!

#FrankfurtFintech – Interview with Yassin, founder of AI savings app savedroid

In this interview, we talk with a constant of the Frankfurt fintech scene, Dr. Yassin Hankir (LinkedIn). Yassin is already known in Frankfurt from his last startup, as one of the co-founders of one of Germany’s first Robo-advisors, called vaamo. Currently, he is one of the hosts of  „Fintech Meetup in and around Frankfurt“ and he is in our interview since he is the founder of the micro savings fintech savedroid (here you can find the IOS App, Android App, and the CrunchBase profile).

Our listeners from the German channel know him because he is a regular guest in our annual fintech reviews (all in German 2014, 2015 and 2016). Savedroid is currently headquartered in the Fintech Hub of Deutschen Börse in Frankfurt.

During the interview, we talk about his current fintech savedroid, which aims to raise a Series-A VC round towards the end of the year. In the conversation we touch:

Berlin Startup Jobs Fair 2017 – One of Germany’s hottest startup jobs fair

Ashok Dudhat and Mario Paladini proudly present the Startup Jobs Fair, an HR event to bring professional and grown startups together with talents who like to gain experience beyond what is possible in a corporate. Those talents who are looking forward to take the challenge to work as a part of a startup team.

The event will take place in Berlin from the 29th of June to the 1st of July. But unlike other HR events, Startup Jobs Fair does not a classical event in an exhibition hall with HR managers in suits behind a desk. It comes with a pre-party and an after beach party, to ensure a good and relaxed atmosphere for face to face conversations.

The event is great for meeting with recruiter’s face to face, networking with other corporations, increase brand awareness and an unique opportunity for job seekers to make personal connections. Tickets can be ordered here and with the discount code: startupradio20 you will get 20% off.

image credit: startupjobsfair.org

Exclusive – Deutsche Bank‘s upcoming startup program

In this interview, we talk to Joris Hensen and Frank Pohlgeers from the Digital Factory of Deutsche Bank. We talk about the intention of Deutsche Bank to help build an ecosystem, by granting fintechs access via their API, but also for non-fintechs. Deutsche Bank is interested in cooperating with startups from fintech, what they call “near-banking” and “beyond banking” and is opening itself up to them. The bank is even working on a partnership program to help start an ecosystem.

If you want to know more about the API of Deutsche Bank, you can learn more in the Developer Portal of DB.

The interview was conducted by Joern and Gaurav from the startuprad.io team in Frankfurt, inside the Digital Factory of Deutsche Bank.

During the interview, we talk about the winners of Deutsche Bank Hackathon API/OPEN. You can find our interviews with three of them here:

Here you will find the transcript: 

Clark.de, the only startup from Germany on Bloomberg’s list of 50 most promising startups

These Are the 50 Most Promising Startups You’ve Never Heard Of said Bloomberg in March 2017. Now we want to change that for one of these startups! Clark.de the only startup from Germany, who made it on the list and it is headquartered here in lovely Frankfurt am Main.

Our guest is Dr. Christopher Oster, who founded www.clark.de (Crunchbase profile) in 2015. We had Christopher before in an interview when he newly founded Clark, which was published in November 2015. Before Clark he co-founded Rocket Internet’s version of Airbnb, called Wimdu.

This time we talk to him, since Clark is the only startup from Germany, on Bloomberg’s List of “50 most promising startups, one has never heard of” and an extremely good example of the increasing importance of Frankfurt, as a startup and fintech hub.

 

Learn more about Frankfurt as a Fintech Hub here.

 

Here you will find the transcript: 

Be!Fund – The Business of Creating Heroes

Be!Fund Deutschland Förderverein e.V. is a non-profit startup that supports social startups in India. The organization is the local support hub for two organizations in India

  • Be!Fund India helps entrepreneurs to get non-profit venture capital in India
  • Going to School India helps children in India to finish their last years in school in order to learn crucial skills, they could use to become social entrepreneurs themselves.

Both organizations are intertwined on a personal basis in India, both are supported by the entity we interview from Germany. Therefore both are covered in this interview here. In Frankfurt, Be!Fund works closely together with the Indian parent organization e.g. by reviewing business plans of the social entrepreneurs and supports them financially by collecting donations invested as seed capital into social entrepreneurs who pay it back by for another investment in the next generation hopefully creating a ripple effect. In the volunteering work methods from the lean start-up movement are used, such as prototyping our fundraising campaign „Karmaheld“ that raises donations in a fun way. The campaign is abstaining from using old-fashioned guilt feeling techniques, taking prototypes to the streets and improving it from the feedback received.

Want to support the initiative, donate here

 

Links and Videos

Links
Want to support the initiative, donate here
Be!Fund website
Karmaheld website
Download Skool App „Skool by Going To School“ for iOS here

Videos from the initiatives on YouTube: 
Going to school India
Jayanti’s Candle Making Business – Befund!
Mageshwari’s Solar Lighting Business – Befund!
Archana’s Leaf Plate Making Business – Befund!

ROADTRIP INTERVIEWS AND EVENT HIGHLIGHTS FROM BITS AND PRETZELS 2016 – PART III

This time in our final roadtrip podcast from Bits & Pretzels 2016 our topic range is quite wide: logistics, VR and education. Event’s foyer was full of startup stands from all business fields with interesting ideas and products. Shipping goods today is as easy as that, just few swaps on smartphone, startups Bird and einfachverschickt.de are helping doing that. There are plenty of use cases for VR in design and architecture, consulting, marketing, startup eachtick’s product GVR is a good demo of that. And finally SpeaQ With Me’s product is a new online social language platform, stay tuned, more in our podcast.

You can find the other interviews here:

Episode I Bits and Pretzels 2016 –  Mozilla Foundation and startup pitches

Episode II Bits and Pretzels 2016 –  Startups in HR and talent search

ROADTRIP INTERVIEWS AND EVENT HIGHLIGHTS FROM BITS & PRETZELS 2016 – PART II

We continue series of Roadtip podcasts from Bits & Pretzels 2016, discussing event’s program that was full of keynotes, workshops, speakers and pitches.

 

Today we are sharing with our listeners value propositions of startups in field of HR and talent search. Surprisingly there are a lot of gaps in this business that startups can improve and create additional value both for firms and job seekers. We talk to the startups Talentcube, MoBerries and TaylorTalents are sharing with us their ideas and product pitches.

 

Here you find Episode I Bits and Pretzels 2016 –  Mozilla Foundation and startup pitches

DWINS – DEUTSCHE BANK HACKATHON WINNER

This is the third and last episode in a small series, where we introduce our listeners to the winners of Deutsche Bank Hackathon.

This time we talk to real twins: Ben and Alex, who are FinTech entrepreneurs and of course winners of Deutsche Bank Hackathon. They founded their company dwins in Cologne but relocated to Frankfurt after a pivot. They offer a smart analytics API for analyzing current accounts and credit card transactions, currently getting into machine learning. During the hackathon, they coded the so-called Finance Guru, for personal finance.

You can learn more by tuning into the interview and follow DWINS on Social Media:

Lear more about the other two interviews with winners of Deutsche Bank Hackathon here:

  • Finchild – A pocket money app who want to further the financial education for children.
  • Wire – A chatbot platform, who coded a client service chat bot during the hackathon.

PS: Here is the promised view from Deutsche Börse Fintech Hub (on a cloudy, rainy day): https://www.facebook.com/startupradio.de/photos/a.1569447969949281.1073741828.1427450964148983/1853651681528907/?type=3&theater

And picture added from the comments: https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/13147328_576116012554002_1840556866369125770_o.jpg?oh=fb788b1ef058a22455f2836f773950e3&oe=58F4A46C