The idea behind Finnest
First, there was a simple idea. Following the 2008 financial crisis, even the very best companies did not get the finacing they required. Hard working people did not get good returns on their savings anymore. Our idea: Why not solve both of these problems at once?
Today, Finnest is the leading platform for investments into top-performing, mid-size companies. No start-ups or far-fetched projects. Only solid "Mittelstand" (SME) companies with a proven track record and more than EUR 10 million annual revenues.
- Exclusive crowd investing only in solid, successful businesses
- Backed by one of the most experienced teams in the industry
- Many of the largest SME crowd campaigns were completed on Finnest
EUR 50 million for real "Mittelstand"-champions in five markets: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia and Croatia
A team of experts
Many decades of banking experience. Plus online expertise dating back to the mid 90's. We know how digital financing works.
Co-founder & CEO
20 years of experience in international banking
Led Raiffeisen Bank International's "capital markets" unit
Co-founder & COO
20 years of digitalization experience
Built eBay.at's "trust & safety“ unit
25 years of ground breaking IT work
CIO of Generali Insurance for 10 years
25 years of corporate finance expertise
Led Investkredit's "corporate business" unit
10 years of IT background as a solution engineer and FS
developer for leading corporations
Head of Sales Austria & Germany
For one decade, served corporate and private clients
as a financial planner
Head of Sales Slovakia
More than 20 years experience in international banking
Led "SME & Large Corporates Financing" units
Several years of experience in innovative banking projects (capital markets, fin. architecture, etc.)
Strategic Sales & Project Management
Several years of experience in PM and sales across a diverse set of B2B and B2C industries
Customer Relationship Management
Several years of experience in corporate and retail customer management
Strategic Market Research
Highly experienced in strategic research and communications
Full Stack Web Developer
Several years of experience as a software developer for leading IT companies
Head of Institutional Sales
30 years in leading positions in banking and leasing Long standing Chairman of the Board of a bank
Full Stack Web Developer
More than 6 years experience as web developer and data managerfor insurance companies and payment providers
Key Account Manager Germany
25 years of sales experience in financial planning and IT for retail and B2B customers
Where well-established Mittelstand-companies get digital financing.
Attractive returns for investors.
Companies expand their finance mix and empower their balance sheets.