Finparx assembles a diverse team of founders, partners and advisors.

Founders

Beside committing their life time and talents to their ventures our Founders support each other by exchanging constant feedback and experiences and even mutually investing in each other:

Partners

Beside contributing experience and network each Partner invests own capital into our ventures:

Christian Deger
Dr. Tschangiz Scheybani
David Bellem

Cynthia Wandia

Founder / Kwara

Cynthia is CEO at Kwara in Nairobi and Berlin. Born in Nairobi and educated as an engineer at Yale she has lived and worked on every continent. Before joining us she gained a variety of professional, entrepreneurial and impact experiences by trading for Lehman Brothers on Wall Street, managing special projects for the board of E.ON, launching an energy advisory company for Africa, consulting micro-businesses in Mexico, and observing elections in Venezuela & Cambodia. She has now committed herself to contributing to the common good through the cooperative movement.

Improving:

  • Common good

Faruk Tuncer

Founder / Polyteia

Faruk is CEO at Polyteia in Berlin. Before joining Finparx he taught sustainable leadership to various organizations and was a policy advisor to the CDU, leading sessions with Angela Merkel about smarter cities and regions. Having grown up in Berlin-Moabit and studied with support by the German National Academic Scholarship Foundation he now gives back by supporting non-privileged pupils in his home area and increasing the common good in European cities. Faruk is member of the CDU.

Improving:

  • Common good

Nikolai Skatchkov

Founder / Circula

Nikolai is CEO at Circula. Previously he led the Business Development at Finleap, the FinTech company builder, and Business Operations at CompareAsiaGroup, a Goldman Sachs investment in Kuala Lumpur, and gained professional experiences at ProSieben Ventures and HSBC. He is driven by the smile of his users when testing out how Circula improves their daily life.

Improving:

  • Daily life

Roman Leicht

Founder / Circula

Roman is CTO at Circula in Berlin. Before founding Circula to improve the daily life of frequent travelers he was already a heavyweight in venture building as founder and CTO of a successful Finleap venture and Head of Backend Development of a Rocket Internet venture sold successfully.

Improving:

  • Daily life

Christian Deger

Founder / Payworks

Christian is CEO of Payworks in Munich. He contributed experiences at Goldman Sachs and Payreto before aiming for higher impact by starting his own venture. Payworks is now a processor for global champions like Alipay, Barclays, Cybersource and Stripe, taking down barriers in International Trade. Christian is alumnus of the CDTM.

Improving:

  • International trade

Dr. Tschangiz Scheybani

Founder / Payreto

As CEO of Payreto „Dr. Chan“ is one of the global experts in payments contributing experiences from leadership roles at Giesecke+Devrient, WorldPay and PAY.ON. Before entering payments he helped solve a fundamental problem of physics as postdoc in Munich and Tokyo.

Improving:

  • International trade

Lukas Rambold

Founder / Polyteia

Lukas became Lead Architect at Polyteia after building and coding a venture during his studies. As an alumnus of the CDTM in Munich he moved to Berlin to put smart technology in the hands of mayors and city managers to make better decisions for the daily life of every citizen.

Improving:

  • Common good

David Bellem

Founder / Payworks

David is CTO of Payworks in Munich leading a team of the sharpest minds to crack the nuts in money flow and international payments. David is an alumnus of the CDTM.

Improving:

  • International trade

Taisa Antonova

Founder / Polyteia

Taisia is CPO at Polyteia. Before joining us she was responsible for products used daily by millions of people, launched startups that raised millions in funding, participated in TechCrunch Battlefield and got accepted to Y Combinator in Silicon Valley. She moved to Berlin in 2015 and is now striving to grow the common good in Europe by supporting better decisions of city managers and elected mayors.

Improving:

  • Common good

Quirin Graf Adelmann

Managing Partner

As a serial entrepreneur running multiple concrete ventures with in total about 600 employees, Quirin has also acted as a Business Angel in the digital space, has given free advice to more than a hundred entrepreneurs and organizations in special situations and has both invested and donated to improve the common good in his home town Berlin. As a top lawyer by education and execution wizard by nature, he is advising our founders in legal and general management.

Nikolaus von Taysen

Founding Partner

As a serial entrepreneur with a principal background in FinTech, Nikolaus is the founder of Finparx. Inspired by Aristotle, Karl Popper, and Frank Schirrmacher, he volunteered in a refugee camp of the United Nations in Africa, is a veteran of the peace enforcement forces of NATO in the former Yugoslavia, and an alumnus of the CDTM in Munich. Now he is driving new impact venture development and team building at Finparx.

Norbert Gebhard

Venture Partner

Before joining Finparx, Norbert was a General Manager at MasterCard in New York, globally responsible for business-to-business, travel solutions and enterprise partnerships. He is an Advisor at Circula and is supporting all ventures in securing partnerships with large organizations.