Investments in German Fintech companies continue to rise – however, the German Fintech sector is being dwarfed by the Asian market for financial technologies, especially in India and China. In April 2018, the German and Asian ecosystems were brought together to exchange ideas and thoughts on potential collaborations and co-investments between German and Asian key players.
From April 23–27, OAV and CT Advisory brought some of the leading founders and CEOs of fintech startups and investors from China, Hong Kong and India into
contact with the ecosystems of Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg. During the Fintech Summit Asia Berlin at ESMT Berlin as part of the Asia Pacific-Week Berlin, the audience gained first-hand insights into the cutting-edge trends from Asia and Germany. The delegation was part of the first tech event that focused on fintech and logistics to be hosted by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in Berlin. First leads were generated in Berlin as well as in Frankfurt, where meet-ups with Deutsche Börse Venture Network, TechQuartier, Ginmon, Traxpay, Giromatch and Frankfurt Accelerator took place.