Published on October 13th, 2017

FinLeap Insights October 2017

Dear FinLeap Friends,

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New milestone achieved by the ELEMENT Team: ELEMENT received its BaFin-License as first full digital insurance platform for P&C. The venture, which worked the past months on evaluating different partner models and product innovations, starts now to onboard its various partners, from digital marketplaces and retailers to insurtechs and insurance companies.

Another big news is our new office in Milan! Marco Berini, Director of Internationalization and Managing Director of FinLeap Milan, was Head of Group Innovation at Unicredit and Managing Director of Unicredit EVO (the biggest initiative ever created in Italy for Fintech investments). He will, together with his team, accelerate FinLeap’s internationalization and be the first touchpoint in Italy for FinLeap ventures interested in this market.

The rest of our news is also remarkable – including two awards, one new venture launch and a new name for our Fintech Hub.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you want to know more about FinLeap and the fintech ecosystem. We wish you a good read!

Ramin & the FinLeap Team

ELEMENT gets BaFin-License
ELEMENT, the digital insurance platform, has received their BaFin-License. The Berlin based company is the first technology platform that establishes a business as licensed risk taker in the areas of liability and accident insurance. A milestone, not only for ELEMENT, but also for the whole digital insurance sector.
Read more at Handelsblatt (German) or here (English)

Ciao, FinLeap Milan!
With FinLeap Milan, FinLeap is accelerating its internationalization. On one hand, the new office will establish a technical hub to increase FinLeap’s development of digital solutions. On the other hand, FinLeap Milan will actively bring Fintech innovations to the Italian market, by introducing the services of selected FinLeap ventures. Funny coincidence: Finleap Milan is situated at the new Fintech District, called S32. Which brings us to the next topic…
Read more about FinLeap Milan at Il sole 24 ore (Italian) or in this interview with Marco Berini here (English)

Proudly presenting: H32, our new Fintech Hub
As announced in the last newsletter, FinLeap moved in a new office at Hardenbergstraße 32, former Headquarters of Berliner Bank. On eight floors and 11.000 sqm, we do not only create a new Hub for our ventures, but also for Fintechs and financial institutions from all over the world. Chosen by the de:hub initiative of the German Ministry for Economy, FinLeap is building the Berlin Fintech Hub, including co-working spaces, event floor, stunning rooftop terrace and much more. Now, the Hub has a name: H32!
Read more at Berliner Morgenpost (German) or visit the Hub with Deutsche Welle (English)

Welcome to the Family, Perseus!
Perseus, the 13th venture of the FinLeap Family, launched in September. Perseus is a Cybersecurity Club for SMEs, providing them with a comprehensive solution for their cyber security and GDPR compliance needs including insurance, prevention, assessment and reporting. The venture is led by the Management Team of Steffen Teske, Inna Leontenkova, and Sven Weizenegger.
Read more at Banking Technology (English) or Süddeutsche Zeitung (German)

Awards for MoneyMap and Clark
This year, FinLeap has been highly active at the “Banken im Umbruch” Conference in Frankfurt. We did not only co-host our Fintech Dinner as official pre-opening event and a Fintech Ladies Europe Lunch during the conference, but our CEO Ramin Niroumand was also one of the few Fintech speakers invited on the main stage. The main highlight happened on the second conference day, when our ventures Clark and MoneyMap both won the award “Diamond Star” in the Fintech categories “Early Stage” and “Later Stage”.
Read more at Handelsblatt (German) or on our Blog (English)