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About FinTech

The rise of technologies like smart phones, cloud computing and big data have empowered entrepreneurs to create better financial services.

The financial industry has been under pressure to focus more on customer needs and has been involved in several scandals where in most cases load of money were made by misleading customers. The image of the financial industry has had some hard hits, and the public pressure for accessible, transparent & understandable financial services is becoming ever louder.

The digital revolution is empowering customers of all kinds of businesses to understand better how business work and make money, and to take matters in their own hand. Literally they do that through the increasing use of smart phones, which in combination of cloud computing provides for unlimited computing and connectivity power. This especially affects business that have information driven business models, like the financial industry. Because in the digital world, money is no more than information with an agreed value.

FinTech (Financial Technologies) is the term that used to be normal for addressing large technology companies like IBM and Infosys. Since around the financial crisis in 2008, the term is being used more and more for young startup technology companies, addressing the financial services.

Holland FinTech

Driven to accelerate financial innovation through FinTech for accessible, understandable and transparent financial services for all.

The founder of Holland FinTech is Don Ginsel, trained as Civil Engineer, and former banker at ABN AMRO and Deutsche Bank, investor and entrepreneur. During his career in banking, he saw already that banks has been automated step by step, creating an abundance of spaghetti like IT systems. From the perspective of an engineer, this was unsustainable and definitely not competitive with the increasing scalability and lower cost for IT solutions. After leaving banking for Venture Capital, the innovative power of startups and especially Leans Startup drove him to work in the startup scene only. And after realising the surge in FinTech startups, his mission was clear.

 

Mid 2014, after several months of preparation, Holland FinTech was beginning to take shape. It was becoming clear to a broader audience that venture capital investments in FinTech were surging, and that therefore this was the best time to start convincing the financial industry that change was necessary and inevitable. The opportunity to leverage the surge in FinTech to create better accessible, transparent & understandable financial services was just perfect.

 

Especially KPMG and payment consultant Innopay supported our initiative from the very beginning as sparring partners and helping to complete the team of founding members with IBM and law firm Van Doorne. These four firms helped shape the company Holland FinTech in its current and laid an important the basis for the members that followed them. Holland FinTech is now still a private firm (Holland FinTech Partners BV) that stands independent for the mission to create a thriving international market place for FinTech, to create better financial services for all.

Our mission

Holland FinTech now brings together people and organisations, who believe that creating a level playing field in the financial ecosystem will drive innovation. And that connecting mature players to innovative startups across borders, will accelerate financial innovation to its full potential. Leaning on the strengths and strategic position of the Netherlands towards continental Europe, Holland FinTech will is building a technology based market place in global financial innovation

 

Our Values

  • Independent
  • Innovative open network
  • Entrepreneur focused
  • Outside-in approach
  • Global reach

Meet the team

Don Ginsel

Don Ginsel

Founder & CEO

Francesca Aliverti

Francesca Aliverti

Event Manager

Rolf Weydemuller

Rolf Weydemuller

Chief Liaison

Merel Manning

Merel Manning

Customer Relationship Manager

Elizabeth Kleinveld

Elizabeth Kleinveld

Business Development Manager

Nahuel Mercedes

Nahuel Mercedes

Business analyst

Jamie Wu

Jamie Wu

Event Management Assistant

Naomi Duits

Naomi Duits

Personal Assistant

Agustin Cahyaningtia

Agustin Cahyaningtia

Brand Manager

Gijs Pel

Gijs Pel

Manager Operations

Jeroen Keij

Jeroen Keij

Business Analyst

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Holland FinTech is growing fast and therefore we are always looking for talented team players. We have several internships and vacancies available on a continuous basis, for example for research, events, development marketing. Please let us know if you are attracted by our story and would like to be part of the team.

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