Guess what? We’re sitting down for another Fireside Chat! This time we’ll be chatting to Antti-Jussi Suominen (Holvi) and Christopher Plantener (Kontist). Grab yourself tickets to hear more about the B2C banking scene. We’ll cover all things from regulations, the online-only banking model and how economics and competition intersect.
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Doors Open
6:30 pm: Start & Welcome
6:35 – 6:55 pm: Moderated talk
6:55 – 7:30 pm: Open Q&A
ab 7:30 pm: Networking
Antti-Jussi Suominen, CEO
Holvi is helmed by Antti-Jussi Suominen, a senior executive with a previous track record in driving new business growth in companies such as Sonera, Nokia, and Elisa. He has extensive general management experience in building and running new businesses and innovation in the mobile and online services domains in both corporate and startup environments. Antti-Jussi’s background in different industries, most recently in online games and mobile commerce, plays an essential role in accelerating Holvi’s transition from a fast-growing fintech company to an even more customer-centric online service.
Christopher Plantener, CEO & Co-Founder
In 2016 he founded his Startup and Germany’s first ever banking solution that caters exclusively to freelancers and the self-employed. Prior to this, Plantener founded the accounting software Debitoor, which is currently active in 30 countries and is now one of Europe’s largest SaaS providers. Christopher advised target companies such as e-conomic, Europe’s largest SaaS provider of accounting software for their German market entry, as well as major customers such as Toyota, Sony, and Mitsui at the Japanese advertising agency Dentsu, with its cross-border marketing agency Ziel. He also gained experience in founding an online CV and job portal. He spent four years as a mentor, angel investor and strategy consultant at the Startupbootcamp in Berlin, and resided in Copenhagen for four years.