Our vision? – To Reshape the Future of Finance in Europe
finleap, headquartered in Berlin, reinforces its position as Europe’s leading fintech ecosystem continuously by expanding to its most promising markets. Our vision? – To reshape the future of finance in Europe.
Why Europe? – finleap has established a fast network of business angels, experts and ventures across Europe in recent years. Currently, finleap and its portfolio companies are active in 15 countries.
In 2019 finleap added the new business unit structure with finleap connect, finleap assets and finleap build forming the new finleap abc. finleap assets manages assets of existing portfolio companies and, finleap build develops successful fintech companies of tomorrow. finleap connect offers fintech SaaS solutions to various enterprises in a holistic way. And aims to provide 80% of finleap’s solutions in 80% of European fintech products and services.
To realize this vision, finleap connect expanded to Spain and France with Ignacio Garcia, and Nicolas Montes-Edwards, leading the market development from Madrid and Paris respectively. Next to Paris and Madrid, finleap has previously opened its first international office in 2017 in Milan under the supervision of Marco Berini, GM of finleap connect Italy.
Marco, Ignacio and Nicolas are driving their teams to offer finleap connect’s state-of-the-art technologies and products to local business partners and financial service providers.
Meet the experts in the markets.
Marco Berini is GM of finleap connect Milan and our point of contact for Italy. Currently, finleap employs more than 40 talents in this region. Marco has 20 years of experience in banking innovation and a strong entrepreneurial instinct. Before joining finleap Marco was Head of Group Innovation for UniCredit as well as MD of UniCredit evo, a partnership focused on investing in best-in-class financial technology startups.
Meet Nicolas Montes-Edwards, GM of finleap connect in Paris. Nicolas is an experienced leader in the fintech scene with a background in investment banking at Lazard, RBS and Oddo BHF. Prior to joining finleap Nicolas was General Manager France at the fintech scale-up Raisin, a marketplace for term deposits.
Ignacio Garcia is GM of finleap connect in Madrid. Ignacio is a serial entrepreneur and executive, with extensive experience in the fintech and insurtech industries. Before joining finleap connect, Ignacio had leadership roles in companies like iZettle, Holvi, BBVA and Zurich Santander.