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About me

👋 I am a Fintech operator and investor based in Berlin. I have been working in Fintech since 2012 and it is my personal ambition to remove barriers for others to build and offer banking/payment products.

🤓 My expertise is in Fintech infrastructure such as Embedded Finance, Banking-as-a-service, Open Banking, Open Finance and Plug-and-Play Fintech. And I love to solve Fintech problems.

⏪️ In the past, I was a founding team member of figo (the first open banking provider in Germany) in 2014, and in 2020, I joined Weavr (a Plug-and-Play Finance provider in the UK and the EU) as its first commercial full-time hire. I played a variety of responsibilities as a Fintech generalist, including those in sales, business development, banking, and product.

💸 I am an active angel investor with a strong focus on Fintech infrastructure. I invest globally, during pre-seed or seed stage and invest either personally or as a scout of a Fintech VC. As of August 2022 I have made seven investments in Germany, UK, Netherlands, USA and India.

🇮🇳 I spend a good amount of time in India to visit my family in-law in Mumbai and get involved in the local Fintech scene. I was mentor at AA Hackathon and supported various other initiatives around Sahamati (see also the blog post series).

🚴 In my free time I run, cycle, read and spend time with my family.

🔗 You can find me on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Full experience

🤓 Since Nov 2022: Independent Embedded Finance Advisor

💸 Since Dec 2021: Scout for an undisclosed Fintech VC

🔨️ Oct 2020 - Nov 2022: Weavr (GTM, Banking Lead & DACH Market Director)

💸 Since Jan 2020: Angel Investor

👨‍💻 Apr 2019 - Sep 2020: Independent Fintech Consultant

🎤 Apr 2015 - Sep 2019: Bankathon (Host and Organizer)

🔓 Jan 2014 - Mar 2019: figo (Head of Business Development & API Evangelist)

🏫 Aug 2012 - Dec 2013: EM-Lyon, Purdue & Zhejiang University (MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation)

🏫 Apr 2009 -  Jun 2012: Goethe University Frankfurt (BSc in Finance)

🏦 Aug 2006 - Mar 2009: Sparkasse Elmshorn (Bank Clerk Apprenticeship)

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