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 25 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.
Günther Lindenlaub (52)
Founder & CEO
20 years of experience in international banking
Led Raiffeisen Bank International's "capital markets" unit
Joerg Bartussek (47)
Founder & COO
20 years of digitalization experience
Built eBay.at's "trust & safety“ unit
Manfred Hellar (46)
25 years of ground breaking IT work
CIO of Generali Insurance for 10 years
Reinhard Hönig (58)
25 years of corporate finance expertise
Led Investkredit's "corporate business" unit
Ivan Ďurčík (30)
8 years of IT background as a solution engineer and web
developer for leading corporations
Andre Voigt (32)
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
Where well-established Mittelstand-companies get digital financing.
Attractive returns for investors.
Companies expand their finance mix and empower their balance sheets.