FinTech Forum DACH

About us

FinTech Forum is the first hub for FinTech Startups/SMEs, investors and banks in Germany, Austria and Switzlerland (D-A-CH in short). An initiative co-founded in July 2013 by Frank Schwab and Samarth Shekhar, the Forum is on a mission to put more FinTech innovators from the D-A-CH region on the world map.

We seek to identify innovators, disruptors and “hidden champions” in the D-A-CH financial services sector, and bring them together with investors and banks: via our network of relationships, our online presence (newsletters, expert blogs, Q&As, social media etc.) and events, as well as our custom advisory, research and business development services.

Samarth Shekhar

  1. Co-Founder: FinTech Forum D-A-CH

  2. Judge at the SWIFT Innotribe Startup
       Challenge 2014

  3. Founder & MD: TechFluence Consult


  1. Over 14 years in sales and business
       development in the Banking IT /
       FinTech sector, of which the last 8 years
       in Germany / Central Europe

Previous companies:

  1. Capgemini Deutschland (Financial
       Sevices GBU

  2. Deutsche Software / HCL Tech (Deutsche
       Bank JV)

  3. OrbiTech Solutions (Citigroup‘s tech

  4. PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. (DW/BI
       and E-Business Practice


  1. M.B.A (Marketing & Strategy):
       Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

  2. B.E. (Computer Science): Birla Institute

   of Technology

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Context and invitation to our next event on 9th May, 2014 in Frankfurt.

FinTech Forum DACH  is a partner and judge of the 2014 Innotribe Startup Challenge (register here latest by 23rd February!)

FinTech Forum DACH  is a partner and judge of the 2014 Next Bank Europe Conference.