Frankfurt Profile

Frankfurt is a hotspot for FinTech with over 300 banks located in the city. It also hosts the largest Stock Exchange in Continental Europe, Deutsche Börse Group. All the ingredients for a successful FinTech ecosystem are located within a few square kilometres: a vibrant startup scene, investors, talent, financial institutions, regulators, and a large network of service providers with expertise in regulatory issues and government support. Within Frankfurt Rhine-Main, Darmstadt also features a leading European hub for IT and Cyber security.

  • Data analytics
  • APIs
  • Machine learning
  • Algorithms
  • Blockchain/DLT
  • Transaction infrastructure
  • Digital identity
  • Investment management
  • Capital markets & exchanges
  • Insurance
  • Cyber security
  • Identity management/KYC
  • Limited number of foreign VCs
  • Limited international awareness
  • Risk aware culture

FX trading platform 360T exit to Deutsche Börse for €725m (July 2015). €13m Series A funding of Clark. KKR $55m funding of artificial intelligence company Arago AG.