Exclusive – First English Interview From The Newly Founded All Digital Health Insurer ottonova

For the first time in 17 years, a new health insurance company was founded in Germany, called ottonova. It just received their permission to operate from the German financial oversight BAFin. Due to this special occasion, we wanted to bring you a world premiere, their first English interview. We, therefore, talk to Yvonne Gründler, Chief Product Officer. ottonova aims to be an all digital insurance company,  who wants to partner with their insurance buyers.

 

Learn more in the interview about the differences to get a full insurance company off the ground and why they need forecasts of up to 120 years.

 

Roadtrip to London IV – James Shattock – MD & Co-Founder PACE Invoice

The Brexit is getting closer and the negotiations are not looking to go smooth, for any side. We, therefore, think it is time to post our first “picture” of London pre-Brexit.

This is the third interview in our Roadtrip to London series. You can find the first interview here: http://www.startuprad.io/interviews/roadtrip-pre-brexit-london-intro/

In this interview, we talk to James Shattock, MD and Co-Founder of PACE Invoice. PACE invoice helps its clients to collect international invoices, especially in foreign currency.

We took the trip during blockchain week London to talk to startups, investors, and service providers. We wanted to ask how Frankfurt is seen in London as a startup hub, as well as the idea of Joinmainland.com. You can learn more about Joinmainland.com and their idea in this interview here, or just tune in.

We are grateful to the Business Development Agency Offenbach, who funded this trip. Thank you!

Roadtrip to London III – Lukas Zörner – CEO & Co-Founder Mobility.co

The Brexit is getting closer and the negotiations are not looking to go smooth, for any side. We, therefore, think it is time to post our first “picture” of London pre-Brexit.

This is the third interview in our Roadtrip to London series. You can find the first interview here: http://www.startuprad.io/interviews/roadtrip-pre-brexit-london-intro/

In this interview, we talk to Lukas Zörner, CEO and Co-Founder of Mobility.co. Mobility.co wants to become the “financial friend” of you to help you save money. Tune in to learn more.

We took the trip during blockchain week London to talk to startups, investors, and service providers. We wanted to ask how Frankfurt is seen in London as a startup hub, as well as the idea of Joinmainland.com. You can learn more about Joinmainland.com and their idea in this interview here, or just tune in.

We are grateful to the Business Development Agency Offenbach, who funded this trip. Thank you!

 

Roadtrip to Pre-Brexit London II – Enterprise Bot Co-Founder Pranay Jain

The Brexit is getting closer and the negotiations are not looking to go smooth, for any side. We, therefore, think it is time to post our first “picture” of London pre-Brexit.

In this interview, we talk to Pranay Jain, co-founder of Enterprise Bot. We talk briefly to him and learn how financial services companies could save billions per year in their customer service.

We took the trip during blockchain week London to talk to startups, investors, and service providers. We wanted to ask how Frankfurt is seen in London as a startup hub, as well as the idea of Joinmainland.com. You can learn more about Joinmainland.com and their idea in this interview here, or just tune in.

We are grateful to the Business Development Agency Offenbach, who funded this trip. Thank you!

This is the second interview in our Roadtrip to London series. You can find the first interview here: http://www.startuprad.io/interviews/roadtrip-pre-brexit-london-intro/

Roadtrip to Pre-Brexit London I – Intro

 

The Brexit is getting closer and the negotiations are not looking to go smooth, for any side. We, therefore, think it is time to post our first “picture” of London pre-Brexit.

We did take the trip with our friends from the Emporion Creative Agency (one of the partners, who is also the founder of joinmainland.com) and Fintech Headquarter. We took the trip during blockchain week London to talk to startups, investors, and service providers. We wanted to ask how Frankfurt is seen in London as a startup hub, as well as the idea of Joinmainland.com. You can learn more about Joinmainland.com and their idea in this interview here, or just tune in.

We are grateful to the Business Development Agency Offenbach, who funded this trip. Thank you!

Before take-off in Hahn (5.28 am)

Arrived in London. Always tired, but we still had fun during Blockchain Week in January 2017 in London

 

RegTech at TechQuartier IV – Dr. Kirilenko on Blockchain in Finance

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. Here is our follow up our interviews with Dr. Andrei Kirilenko, the Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at the Imperial College Business School.

This interview is quite densely packed with information. Just a few links here:

Clearing (finance)

Back Office

Blockchain

Moore’s Law

Types of Blockchains (Computers)

 

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 III – Sebastian Schaefer on the TQ

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

This will be a short series and follow up our interviews with Dr. Sebastian Schäfer, who is the CEO of TechQuartier, which is the government-backed startup location in Frankfurt.

 

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 up front and still hope you can draw insights from the interview. Non-the less we hope you enjoy it anyway. Next time we will be a bit better! PROMISE!

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!

Startup News Germany – June 2017

Housekeeping

We have a new interview online with Dr. Yassin Hankir. He is a former management consultant, former co-founder of one of the first roboadvisors in Germany and he is now the co-host of the Fintech Meetup in and around Frankfurt, as well as co-founder of savedroid. Savedroid is an app, which helps its users with an AI to save money. He and the company are looking to close a Series-A round towards the end of the year: http://www.startuprad.io/interviews/frankfurtfintech-interview-yassin-founder-ai-savings-app-savedroid/

 

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