Raiffeisen Bank goes for the next fintech unicorn in CEE

At the beginning of April, TechHub Bucharest (the oldest and largest Romanian coworking and events dedicated exclusively to the tech community), and Raiffeisen Bank Romania announced that all fintech startups can apply to the 2019 Elevator Lab BootCamp (http://www.elevator-lab.at/ro/). Fintech is still a rare breed in some of the areas in which Fintech Camp chapters […]

Felix Crișan: The land of crypto will massively change the business landscape and will create new verticals

In our September newsletter (you can sign-up for it on our landing page), we included an excerpt from our interview with Felix Crișan on cryptopayments. We are publishing the entire Q&A now.   Fintech Camp:What is the short, 2-liner description of crypto payments, from your perspective? Felix Crișan: Trustless, global value transfer with almost-instant settlement.   […]

The Fintech Camp Association is born!

We are proud to announce that Fintech Camp is now more than a brand name. Starting with April 20, the Fintech Camp Association is fully operational as a Romanian-based NGO. Its aim is to promote the use of technology in the financial industry and engage actors from all areas of the industry in a community […]

Fintech Stories: Barion, the PayPal of the data information age

After our first two interviews for the Fintech Stories series highlighted startups from Australia and the UK, we are returning to the region to show that fintech stories may be built wherever the industry provides opportunities. Late last year, Barion, a Hungarian startup, announced an investment of EUR 6 million from an incumbent in the […]

Fintech Stories: Coconut, simplifying taxes for freelancers

The big bang of 2018’s beginning on the financial & regulatory front is PSD2 coming into force in all EU states. Spelt simply, it’s an opportunity for entrepreneurs to build better fintech products, with the (usually) unexpected help of a regulatory framework. One painful area is taxes & compliance around them. The startup we discussed […]

Fintech Stories: WealthNation

We’re starting of series of posts with fintech founders around the world. This should serve as an inspiration for anybody wanting to get their hands dirty and come up with a solution for an everyday problem they face. The first installment is an interview with Jason Kaye, the CEO of WealthNation, the Australian savings app […]

The power of a community

Back in July 2017, when we decided to reactivate the Fintech Camp initiative, we looked at what is happening on the tech scene, both in Eastern Europe and beyond. Taking a page from the 2018 predictions of the most recent State of European Tech Report drafted by Atomico and Slush: there’s an ever-growing need of […]