Cosmin Cosma – Co-Founder and CEO of FINQware

Nocashevents Cosmin Cosma -  Co-Founder and CEO of FINQware

Cosmin is Co-Founder and CEO of Finqware, an European fintech start-up managed from Bucharest, in the mission to put open banking at work for businesses. The company empowers banks and enterprises to leverage the availability of financial data.

Finqware was already been recognised for its potential to become a CEE regional leader in the fintech industry in a number of global reports and it is renowned by being the first technology company to enable open banking data pulling in real life production in Croatia and Romania, while partnering with leading banking institutions in the region (Banca Transilvania, CEC Bank, OTP Bank and Alpha Bank- naming some of their partners). The company is already backed up by important regional institutional investors like Elevator Ventures (the CVC arm of Raiffeisen Bank International) and Gapminder VC (EIF backed fund) and was awarded with several international recognitions: Seal of Excellence from European Commision, Great Prize by Citibank at Citi PSD2 Regional Challenge, Local Hero at Elevator Lab and more others.

Before founding Finqware, Cosmin had management positions in banking institutions such as ING Bank, GE Capital, Garantibank and Volksbank, in commercial and risk management roles. As a serial entrepreneur, he has started several companies, including a banking franchisee branch for ING Bank and a reinsurance broker, both of them still active companies, although Cosmin exited several years ago after setting them up for success.
Cosmin has an Executive MBA diploma and currently acts as President of the Board in the Romanian Fintech Association.

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