Philippe Oddo at the Finleap FinTech Summit 2019
The FinTech Summit 2019, organized by the FinTech Finleap, brought together international investors, entrepreneurs, politicians and fintech founders on Wednesday, 18 September 2019. They discussed opportunities and risks of digitizing the global financial sector in Europe in panel discussions, key notes and product presentations.
Europe's role in the digital global financial service market of the future
On a panel, Philippe Oddo, General Partner ODDO BHF, Ramin Niroumand, Founder & CEO of Finleap, and Donald Lacey, Managing Director and COO of Ping An Global Voyager Fund, discussed the routes to success at European level, as well as the challenges and priorities European leadership is facing.
One of Europe's biggest strength lies in the multitude and quality of its talents, as Philippe Oddo emphasized. The challenging economic environment is also a great source of opportunities for them. Innovation will be a key driver for the new challengers in this context.
The development of leading technologies is crucial for the financial sector. “Customer experience” should be at the heart of attention: New technologies should be used to understand and better serve the needs of our clients.
Furthermore, investments are important to drive innovation in Europe and to develop European Tech Champions. Emmanuel Macron is setting an example with the announcement of a 5 billion euro initiative to scale promising French Tech start-ups.
ODDO BHF plays an active role in innovation in the financial sector
ODDO BHF regularly invests in FinTech (Financial Technologies) and InsurTech (Insurance Technologies), in the B2C or B2B2C segment, mainly in France and Germany, with a unique value proposition, an outstanding management team as well as an ambitious business model.
Our recent investments in FinTech/InsurTech include:
- Lydia is a universal mobile payment service provider.
- Simplesurance is an insurance product provider for e-commerce and a digital insurance broker.
- Wizbii is a B2B2C service provider helping businesses to strengthen their relationships with young graduates entering in the professional life.
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