Ex-N26 man Markus Gunter joins lemon.markets

Source: lemon.markets

Berlin-based Fintech lemon.markets announces the extension of its leadership team with Markus Gunter and his appointment as Managing Director of their lemon.markets brokerage GmbH.

Markus Gunter will support lemon.markets with his expertise in becoming a regulated brokerage provider.

Markus Gunter brings decades of experience in driving innovation in the financial sector. He was successful in shaping the Asset Management industry as Managing Director at Activest and Pioneer Investments. As CEO of DirektAnlageBank AG and N26 Bank GmbH he played a major role in building and scaling innovative direct brokerage and mobile banking businesses, gaining extensive experience in establishing innovative companies among customers, partners and authorities.

Driven by customer demand and the market opportunity ahead lemon.markets plans to make its API accessible for FinTech companies as well. To live up to the brand promise of abstracting regulatory and technical complexity with its API alike. The company identified its need to strengthen regulatory experience in the leadership team. Already consisting of experts in product development and company building, the addition of Markus Gunter adds a wealth of financial services expertise to the team.

“I am thrilled to join lemon.markets at this stage, working with Max and the team to build the next generation of fintech: a cutting-edge infrastructure that enables any tech company to seamlessly connect to capital markets. Speeding up the development of innovative products to empower consumers to take hold of their financial future,” says Markus Gunter, Managing Director of lemon.markets brokerage GmbH.

“Welcoming Markus to the team is a huge milestone on our journey towards growing investing opportunities. He will spearhead our efforts to become a regulated brokerage provider. Learning from his wealth of experience and getting his hands on deck for building lemon.markets excites me a lot,” says Co-Founder and CEO, Max Linden.

After intense customer research lemon.markets executes towards a clear direction: Building infrastructure for FinTech companies to launch investment features and products. Having started the product development already the company is deepening core partnerships and extending its capabilities by the day. The Berlin-based company has assembled a team of FinTech veterans with experience from organizations like Klarna, Solaris, N26, Trade Republic and more. Earlier this year, lemon.markets secured one of the largest seed funding rounds in Europe with €15M in financing co-led by leading venture capitalists Lakestar and Lightspeed, with participation from existing investors Creandum, System.one and a wide range of angel investors. 

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