WE ONLY DO WHAT WE LOVE.
The team behind savedroid is as powerful as the Frankfurter Kranz and as pumped up as when you’ve drank an entire glass of cider. We have a passionate style which burns inside us, driving us to make our idea a hit: with the smartest crypto-saving app in the world, we want to help everyone to easily fulfill their smallest and biggest wishes. We all find ourselves with many exciting challenges every day. Nobody is left in the rain because everyone helps each other out. With a huge amount of intellectual expertise and a grand sense of lifestyle, we are constantly developing ourselves. We aren’t afraid of making mistakes because we learn from them. With us, you can find solutions and experience variety in all areas of our startup because no day is like any other. We could even make a toaster awesome with all the positive vibes we’ve got!
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Yassin is an avid FinTech enthusiast and co-organizer of the FinTech Meetup Frankfurt. As a former McKinsey strategy adviser of international banks in Europe, in the Middle East and Southeast Asia and Dr. of finance, he firmly believes that the banking industry is facing a serious upheaval. With savedroid, he wants to do his part and finally create a user-centered offer which simplifies personal finances in the daily life and helps to conveniently save money for all non-finance nerds.
Marco is a strategy and banking IT expert. Before co-founding savedroid AG, Marco has already developed and launched digital business models and products at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. Through his time as project manager at accenture Marco has deep experience in implementing technology projects. As a student, he already gained his first experience as an entrepreneur by founding a small IT consultancy to develop real estate due diligence tools for investment banks.
Tobias is an entrepreneur and consultant specializing in software development and agile team leadership. Prior to the founding of savedroid AG, he was already CTO of Sitewards GmbH and formed there a development team that set standards in know-how, methods, training and quality assurance and thus always attracted the best developers. Tobias inspires worldwide as a speaker, writes for various magazines and blogs and has published several books.
Alla joined us in March 2017 as Data Scientist. She takes care of data analysis and forecasts - for example in order to provide the users with tips for the best smooves to fulfill their wishes. In addition to her work at savedroid, Alla also works on her doctorate in the field of neuroscience. She explores what happens in our brain when information from memory affects our perception.
Lennart is a passionate user experience designer and technology fan with an eye for the essentials. He studied Interactive Media Design at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and has worked in various agencies before and during his studies at Deutsche Telekom AG and at the Max Planck Institute for Educational Research in Berlin. When he's not working on microcontroller programming and concept development for a variety of private projects or disappearing behind textbooks on perceptual psychology and design theory, he's a guitarist in a band.
Michael F. held various IT executive positions in life science, telco, banking and software. He is always curious, has a passion for AI and will join Savedroid in January as Chief Data Officer. In this position he will build out the AI department to enhance the analytics and ML capability even further.
Alex is Head of Business Development & HR with a degree in psychology for which she has researched the reward systems of the human brain. Her specialty is to question things, to motivate others, to generate strategies and ideas. With her passion for inspiring others Alex gained new talents in recruiting and employer branding for Ferrero and supported shaping the internal communication of the Nutella empire before joining savedroid. Now she brings new users for savedroid, ambitious team members - all savedroid enthusiasts on board!
Matt is Senior Product Owner at savedroid and works with the team to set feature priorities and translate business requirements into a language developers can understand! Matt studied computer science and political science in Canada and worked for many years in game development. Matt also loves to travel, cycle, hike, and go indoor rock climbing.
Jan is CMO of savedroid. Always enthusiastic about a good and well-thought-out advertising story, he was drawn to the ad industry after finishing his studies in economics. As a Senior Brand Consultant for several multinational agency networks, he most recently advised major brands such as Deutsche Bank, Procter & Gamble and Nestlé on brand and digital strategy. What he liked most about this job was the ability to identify customer needs and engage in a wide range of topics - from e-mobility to banking and baby care.
Michael is our backend developer from the beginning and responsible for the entire backend of the app and the server and security structure. At noon, he invites you to accompany him on a walk with Jewa through Bornheim and then to share a fun with Crazy Gibbon sharpened lunch. Before working at savedroid, he spent a long time in the e-commerce environment.
Patrick is an iOS developer at savedroid and makes sure that the iOS version will be functioning to all Apple users. After completing his studies as a computer scientist and his Media Informatics degree, Patrick spent almost 5 years in an agency and consulting. In addition to his job at savedroid he travels a lot and is a passionate serial fan. If he also finds some time he tries to do sports and devotes himself to some private app projects.
Lucien is our VP Internationalization, where he coordinates our communication strategy in regards to the ICO. Prior to joining savedroid, Lucien founded a fintech startup building forex trading apps for the B2C market, but as a business and mechanical engineering graduate, he first worked for 5 years at Airbus doing business development in Asia, flying more than 100+ per year! Lucien is also a fencer and collects vintage cars from the 60's.
Stefan supports us primarily in the areas of user support and analysis for which he is predestined by his previous work experience in customer service and his degree in International Finance. Stefan became aware of savedroid because he is interested in startups and their development as well as economic innovations especially in finance. As part of this he plans to spend a semester abroad in the English-speaking world preferably in London.
As a passionate designer almost non-stop everything revolves around the visual. However anyone who believes that Ela only pays attention to superficial things is deceptively wrong. A good portion of facts with which you can knit a grandiose concept is the A and O of every design start. Her expertise in a wide range of design topics such as corporate identity, editorial design, analogue photography, re-drafting, employer branding, conception, project management and analytical thinking she gathered in large as well as in various small agencies and design offices in the Rhine-Main area , With her expertise she brings nothing so fast from the concept.
Lydia has been our Digital Marketing Manager since January 2017 and she is primarily responsible for social media matters. For her savedroid is particularly exciting because we help young people with our app to fulfill their wishes easily and playfully. Saving will finally be fun! Before savedroid, Lydia has gained experience in project management at BMW, Jung von Matt, Tchibo and Gruner + Jahr (stern.de) and in e-commerce at Topshop / Topman in London.
Pari recently graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and found her way to savedroid to tackle challenges at work and get a great deal of insight into the different topics of a fast-growing startup. At savedroid she primarily supports in building up customer service she is our interface between the user and the savedroid app. Additionally in optimization of working processes and also supportive in recruiting and in creation of Social Media Content. Both in her private life and in her professional life she loves to be creative and to work with commitment in a team and to contribute to solutions.
Laura has been the social media trainee at savedroid since the beginning of October 2017. She completes her compulsory internship instead of the 5th semester of her online communication studies at the University of Darmstadt. She also helps in marketing and human resources. She joined savedroid because she wanted to bring in her own ideas and incentives. The independent and responsible work was also crucial for her.
Founded Infosys in Germany in 1999 and built up a large (>1500 consultants), profitable and sustainable
business with leading German (e.g.: 15 Dax) clients. Advised and implemented business strategies with
industry leaders in Spain, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands and founded the business in Spain and
Work experience and relevant business relationships in several European countries, India and in the United States (1994-1999).
An entrepreneur and an investor (Family Office) since 2009 in sustainability, digital and machine learning related businesses .
Specialties: Emerging Markets, Renewable Energy/Sustainability, Global Sourcing, Offshore Investments
Expertise in Directors Dealing/Insider Transactions Data Analysis (SMART MONEY)
Specialties: Providing proprietary insider trading data for quant analysis - Experts in Directors Dealing / Insider Transactions. Developing alpha generating tools, quantitative long and short models, equity market neutral, strict scientific approach
Responsibilities: Business Development, Data Quality
Experienced Chief Operations Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), Monetization, Banking, Electronic Payments, and E-commerce. Internationally recognized FinTech and digitalization influencer, keynote speaker, blogger and podcaster.
Meinhard founded SatoshiPay, a blockchain-based nanopayments provider aiming to fundamentally change the way web content is monetised. As open source developer, social entrepreneur and avid shoestring traveller with 50 countries under his belt, Meinhard experienced the need for an open, global and decentralised payment technology first-hand. He already experimented with different alternative payment systems for years when Bitcoin and its ground-breaking blockchain technology crossed his path in 2011. As developer, entrepreneur and speaker he pushes the blockchain ecosystem forward ever since.
Kęstutis Gardžiulis is a Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at ETRONIKA. He has over 20 years’ of experience in FinTech, digital banking, smart retail, on-line fraud detection and digital identity. His teams got multiple international awards for digital banking solutions and they were among the first in the world to implement the commercial mobile electronic signature solution which became the backbone of the national wireless PKI infrastructure in Lithuania. Kęstutis is also known for experimenting with natural user interface-based on-line banking prototypes. He acted as the CEO of ETRONIKA for many years, he also served as the vice-president of Lithuanian ICT association and he has previous experience in banking sector and voice-recognition for forensic examination. Currently, Kęstutis is an active enthusiast and contributor to FinTech and Blockchain communities, speaker in various international forums on the future of finance and the challenges of the industry 4.0. He holds a degree in Physics (Quantum Electronics) and Visuals Arts, and he has a keen interest in science, technology, AI, space, TED conferences and semantic web.
Matthias Hirtschulz is Senior Manager at d-fine. He has more than seven years’ experience in delivering innovations in the financial industry. As founding member of d-fine Next, Matthias drives blockchain-related projects for large and small clients. Matthias is also a mentor of the Accelerator Frankfurt.
Michael Hübl is one of the most ambitious startup personalities in Germany. He founded his first
company at the age of 17. He was one of the top 100 internet personalities in Germany in 2012. His
current startup “flinc” is the world’s first dynamic ridesharing service. Users can share rides
everywhere and in real-time, as if they were looking at the schedule at the bus stop. His vision is a
new mobility system that is utilized by the community to share their rides by using existing resources.
flinc was nominated as best startup for the T3N Web Awards and Techcrunch “The Europas”.
- Sven Gabor Janszky about Michael Huebl in the book „Die Neuvermessung der Werte“
Henri is responsible for business development at the blockchain company Quantoz. He has a track record of more than 25 years of bringing new technologies to the market, like the first route planning systems, digital road maps and electronic publications. Early 2014, Henri was invited by his former colleagues to join Quantoz. Blockchain Technology brings together Henri’s interest in self organization and software algorithms. His focus now is on developing Quasar, the Quantoz Digital Cash solution. Quasar delivers the infrastructure for instant micro payments between enterprises (unbanked), consumers and the Internet of Things (IoT), compliant with regulation.
Roland is a freelance journalist with extensive knowledge in TV reporting about financial markets and the corporate landscape in Germany. Having worked as on-air reporter from the Frankfurt stock market for CNBC Europe, N24, and n-tv, he's ready to go for live coverage, both in German and English. He has a significant track record in moderating events and hosting discussion panels for the likes of Deutsche Bank, Dekabank, NordLB and other major companies. Besides that, he offers executive coaching for all those that want to prepare for an interview appearance, especially in radio and television.
Brain and mind scientist and AI practitioner and visionary. He's foremost interested in i) closing the mind-body explanatory gap, and ii) using that knowledge to improve machine learning and AI. His work on brain research at Max Planck led him to develop the theory of practopoiesis. From there he proposed the concept of AI-Kindergarten -- a method for creation of biological-like artificial intelligence. Also, a few years back he introduced the concept of ideasthesia. Most recently, he's active in applied machine learning and AI.
For more than 15 years, Oliver has been an IT specialist and consultant for security, enterprise java,
intranet, extranet, infrastructure, databases and virtualization.
In this broad fields, Oliver has a acquired a deep understanding of digital identity management and
Additionally, he is the initiator of the HELIX LABs in Frankfurt am Main and of the German wide network FinTech Headquarter. He is often asked to speak for conferences, events and other gatherings of the startup, financial and IT communities.
Oliver also engages to spread the word about blockchain and our digital future in general. Therefore, he is one of the founding members of Germany’s association for blockchain. This chamber is supposed to represent the interests of the German blockchain community to politicians.
Christopher Obereder is a 26-year-old serial entrepreneur, who lived in Silicon Valley over the last years and was selected to be one of the Forbes 30 under 30. He was able to build one of the largest crypto influencer networks with over 200 of the largest crypto influencer and knows how to gain traction on Telegram. Christopher is the CMO of Trade.io and is helping NAGA Group on the marketing side, which were able to raise over $80 million in their ICOs.
Michael is VP at Cognizant where he leads the consulting business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He has more than 25 years’ experience in management and strategy consulting and in leading numerous transformation programs for enterprises in various sectors. Michael was lead of strategy consulting ASG at Accenture. As Co-Founder of Traxpay and Business Angel, he is engaged in multiple start-ups with focus on AI, FinTech and Digitalization.
Alfred Schorno is managing partner of 360T since November 2003 and member of the Group Executive Board. Starting his investment banking career in 1978, he spent a total of 18 years with UBS trading and selling foreign exchange products, derivatives, money market instruments and bonds. During his time with UBS, Alfred was located in Zurich, Geneva, New York and latterly spent several years as treasurer of UBS Luxembourg. He then moved to Commerzbank / Frankfurt and spent five years leading the global sales and trading team as Global Head for FX. Prior to joining 360T, Alfred was COO at Commerzbank’s centralized portfolio management and research unit. He also served as an executive committee member of EBS Broking Services Ltd./ London for several years.
Frank Schwab is Founder and CEO of Inacu Solutions focusing on ICO investments and consulting. It is his passion to create digital banking strategies and to help FinTechs to navigate the banking industry. Frank loves to share experiences and visions. He has broad and profound knowledge in the areas of strategy, creativity, innovation, management, project management, IT architecture and online businesses. Also, Frank is a passionate speaker about innovation in FinTech, Crypto Currency, Blockchain, Banking and IT and Co-founder of the FinTech Forum.
Kilian has over 15 years’ experience in Payment, FinTech, eCommerce, and Loyalty, which makes him a real expert when it comes to serious product, strategy, and business development issues. After being Director Solutions for the Swiss Post, he joined RatePay (Otto Group) as CPO and was global CPO of PAYMILL (Rocket Internet) until 2014. Kilian works as a Consultant and Business Angel (among others, Fincompare, Forexfix, Lodgify, Loyaltyprime) in the Fintech-Field. He is also Co-Founder of the well-known German FinTech blog “Payment and Banking”.
Dennis Weidner is a German Crypto Entrepreneur and Investor. He is working internationally to build a strong Ecosystem for Startups, Tech and Blockchain projects. His Berlin based Company, Paranoid Internet, is leading the sales of well known ICOs such as envion, the 6th largest ICO so far. In addition, his team has significant experience in efficient target audiences and marketing channels to scale projects fast and successfully.
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