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Samarth Shekhar

Samarth Shekhar

Regional Manager EMEA at SixThirty Ventures
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Bio Samarth heads SixThirty Ventures' EMEA presence, offering early stage B2B FinTech & InsurTech startups funding and connects to leading US financial institutions. Career History http://de.linkedin.com/in/samarthshekhar/

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Is a FinTech revolution brewing in Continental Europe?

03 Apr 2014

With the continent's share of FinTech funding and deals under 6% of the global volumes (and less than 2% in the German-speaking countries), this is not a post about a burgeoning fintech scene in the region. However, talking to or meeting over a hundred startups, investors and banks for the first study of fintech startups in Germany, Austria and Swi...

 

1 Bn worth of new FinTech-focused funds just in 2013

12 Oct 2013

It has never been a better time to start (or own!) a FinTech Startup- or so it seems. VC funds, bank and tech provider venture funds pumped in over a billion dollars in FinTech-focused funds in 2013 alone. The announcements and the size of the funds underscore the attention FinTech is getting from investors and the confidence of expected returns. T...

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Germany's FinTech rising stars- and their investors

04 Sep 2013

Investors put in over €35 mn (disclosed amounts only) into these FinTech startups in the last three years. However, this is really just a starting point: as per an Oct. 2012 study by London New Finance, of the total investments and M&A spend into nearly 350 FinTech transactions globally, Germany's share was less than 0.6%, compared to the UK (...

 

European banks' race to shared services, open source

14 Sep 2012

Further to my previous post calling for more SWIFT-style sharing of IT and back office among European Banks we now have (1) Deutsche Bank calling upon rivals to share investment banking technology; (2) ING promoting an API developer portal for building open source Retail Banking software; and (3) the ECB moving closer to a European banking union...

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