Berlin startup builder joins FinTech Investor Forum

London likes to think of itself as the fintech capital of Europe, with its traditional banking sector churning out talent and its well established VC networks.

In the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, however, Berlin is making a fresh claim to be crowned as Europe’s fintech hub.

German investors are luring fintech entrepreneurs away from London with the promise of cheaper business costs and higher standards of living.

The market is also flush with capital – Germany saw more VC investment than the UK in the second quarter of the year, with fintech startups raking in $186m compared to the $103m raised by UK companies.

The quarter’s three biggest European tech deals all went to German fintech startups, as Hamburg lender raising Finanzcheck raised $46m, challenger bank N26 took $40m and payments provider AEVI grabbed $34m.

Berlin-based company builder and investor FinLeap is reaping the benefits of Germany’s thriving fintech scene, and in June landed $21m to build and back startups startups in the space.

FinLeap’s co-founder and managing director Ramin Niroumand is the latest speaker announced for the FinTech Investor Forum.

Joining fellow investors from BlackFin and Northzone on November 24th in London he’ll share his insights as part of the Venture Capital Perspective panel.

Ramin, who founded FinLeap in 2014, is responsible for strategic management and business model development at the firm.

Its recent investments include the €13.2m raised by insurtech platform Clark, as well as investment portal Savedo’s $5.6m round and asset lender Valendo’s Series A.

Ramin has consulted for 20-plus international banks and was lead innovation manager at DKB.

He is an entrepreneur and angel investor and holds a degree in business information systems from HWR – University of Applied Sciences, Berlin.

This exclusive event is offer the opportunity to gain insights and network with the fintech space’s leading investors and founder and is limited to just 300 tickets.

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