In this interview we introduce our listeners to John (who will also conduct interviews in Arabic for Startupradio). Please give him a warm welcome!
John and Joe together interview our guest Luka from Penta, located in Berlin. It wants to be the digital bank interface for German and French Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). Right now they don’t have a banking license.
In the first interview of two interviews, Luka tells us also about his previous ventures. Together with him we take a trip through his live. He tells us how he sold shoes on the streets of New York and about studying in Paris. We learn how he ended up in Berlin and how he approached the idea of Penta. Finally we talk of course about Penta, who is in the current batch of Startupbootcamp Fintech (London). (Disclaimer, Joern is a regular mentor at the SBC Fintech pitch day in Frankfurt)
In the second part of the interview we talk with Luka about raising venture capital and his experiences in Europe and the US doing so.