With around 60 Fintechs, a functioning Fintech ecosystem and close links to the established financial sector, Hamburg is an established Fintech location both nationally and internationally. The aim of our initiative, Fintech Hamburg, is to network, strengthen and market Hamburg as a financial centre and to promote its innovations. Our honorary Fintech Ambassadors, who represent the initiative and the location at events in Germany and abroad, are now supporting us in this endeavour, promoting it and arranging contacts. With Alexander Graubner-Müller and Stefan Herbst, we have been able to recruit two distinguished Fintech pioneers as honorary Fintech Ambassadors. We would like to briefly introduce both of them here.
Alexander Graubner-Mueller is a serial entrepreneur and active angel investor with focus on digital lending, financial inclusion, alternative credit rating and AI / machine learning. Via his investment firm AGM Capital, Alexander is enabling founder teams around the world in building successful companies as mentor and investor. Alexander is also the founder of Kreditech, one of world’s leading digital lending platforms providing access to finance for underbanked consumers around the world, where he served as CTO and CEO from 2012 to 2018. Under his leadership, Kreditech has grown to more than 850,000 customers, 400 employees and 70 million euros in annual revenue, while having secured more than 250 million euros in funding from leading investors around the world. Alexander is visionary for Digital Banking, a pioneer with regards to the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence in financial services and a Forbes 30 under 30.
Stefan Herbst is one of the FinTech pioneers in Germany. In 2011 he initiated the first InsurTech laboratory in Hamburg. Together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Stefan described the development of the digital insurance market of the future. He also founded the Institute for Applied Consciousness Research (InfaB) more than 15 years ago and was appointed as a non-partisan member of the “Future of Civil Society” commission appointed by German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in 2014 on the basis of his work. In 2015, he started “Insurance Hero” with his partners and established the brand “HAFTPFLICHT HELDEN” – at that time the first “Full Digital Player” in Germany, which in the meantime has developed into “helden.de”. Stefan is a member of the Federal Commission for Internet and Digital Economy in Berlin.
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