Connecting Berlin FinTech to the US Market
We help Berlin-based Fin & Tech companies to enter and grow their businesses in the US market.
Berlin MEETS USA
Advance Berlin as the leading European Fintech & Tech Hub by supporting and catalyzing the next era of technology-led corporate and startup innovators to scale their business in the USA.
Enter our transatlantic network, and get the support to accelerate your business in the world’s leading Fintech ecosystem.
Berlin is the Leading
fintech hub in the EU
In Berlin, Six out of seven german FINtech unicorns were foundeD
USA is leading in deals and funding vs. $26.5B in europe (2021)
USA has the highest number of new fintech unicorns worldwide (2021)
"The American fintech sector is dynamic and competitive, yet there remains a lot of space to disrupt and innovate, especially where technology can level the playing field. But a copy/paste of a European business model won't cut it; the local context and regulation differ significantly. We've found that cultivating domestic talent, backed by support from the mothership, is a key ingredient. Entering the U.S., while daunting, can be the right next step given the size of the prize."
Marcel Bock, CEO, Raisin US
"I believe cooperations between international markets are crucial for growing startups. The U.S. market is the biggest and most dynamic market for us due to its endless opportunities and synergies. Berlin being the number one hub for fintech in Europe, startups should scale up their business in the U.S. market. Born and raised in Berlin and having lived many years in the U.S. I believe both markets can benefit from each other."
Dr. Shoshana Feingold-Studnik,
Investor at Panthera
We provide the support you need to navigate the US landscape.
Get essential information about go-to-market and scaling in the USA
Gain fresh ideas and make your product US-market-ready
Engage with accomplished entrepreneurs on best practices for US expansion
Interact with US investors and build relationships with potential partners
Join our networking events in New York City, Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, and Berlin
Fin-Tech Leaders is a network of the Berlin Finance Initiative, USA supported by Berlin Business Office, USA and funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This project was funded as part of the Union's response to the Covid 19 pandemic.
We are committed to facilitating the introduction of Berlin Fin & Tech Startups into the US market. By creating a network for Fin & Tech executives and leaders, our activities aim to enable business cooperation and internationalization between Berlin and US companies and increase the attractiveness of Berlin’s Fin & Tech startup ecosystem in the US.
80 PINE STREET, 24TH FL., NEW YORK, NY 10005
fin-tech leaders in New York City
Fin-Tech Leaders Network Activities
Gain access to essential go-to-market information and events, meet with industry leaders, and network with fellow entrepreneurs and US investors in Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, and New York City.
Fin-Tech Leaders Launch June 2022
Fin-Tech Leaders Key Events 2022
Atlanta, New York City Miami, and Berlin (Watch our Event Streams)
Delegations to the Fin & Tech hotspots 2022
Atlanta, New York City, and Miami
Fin-Tech Leaders Key Events 2023
'Made in Berlin' meets Miami (in Berlin) - March
'Made in Berlin' meets SF/Bay Area - April
Fin-Tech Leaders Closing Event (in Berlin) - June
Delegation to San Francisco/Bay Area, April 2023
Join our upcoming delegation to San Francisco and meet relevant local partners to support your market entry plans (Contact Us)
Market Readiness Workshops, March & June 2023
Focus on Go-to-Market and Innovation
Fin-Tech Leaders Network Activities
Live Webinars, Q&As, Meetups, Summer BBQ Events
Market Entry Playbook (Release: June 2023)
Step-by-Step U.S. Expansion Guide for Berlin's Fin & Techs
Event Highlights: 'Made in Berlin' meets Atlanta
Join Our Events
Berlin / Miami
Upcoming: "Made in Berlin" meets Miami (Berlin Edition)
March 23, 2023
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
@ in Berlin, TBA
Join us for an exciting event, explore the latest developments & ideas in Web3 and delve into the Berlin and Miami DeFi ecosystems.
"Made in Berlin" meets Miami
December 15, 2022
3:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
@ Solana Embassy, Miami
Gain exclusive insights into the Berlin & Miami DeFi ecosystems, meet Web 3.0 experts, and exchange ideas with key players.
New York City
Fin-Tech Leaders Conference, NYC
November 1, 2022
3:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
@ Deutsche Bank Center 1 Columbus Circle
Get exclusive insights into the German & US FinTech scene, meet leading Berlin FinTech startups and learn about US expansion best practices.
"Made in Berlin" meets Atlanta (Lunch Edition)
October 28, 2022
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT
@ Metro Atlanta Chamber
Meet leading Berlin FinTech startups and gain insights into the Berlin/Atlanta FinTech ecosystems.
berlin / atlanta
´´Made in Berlin`` meets Atlanta, GA
Wed, July 6, 2022
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM CEST
Studio 14 @RBB
Masurenallee 20, 14057 Berlin
BFI Exclusive Finance & Tech BBQ
Thu, June 30, 2022
6:00 PM CEST
Rooftop of RIDE on Watergate House
Falckensteinstraße 49, 10997 Berlin
Are you ready for the US?
Be a part of the first transatlantic network for Berlin’s Fin & Tech ecosystem to get support in market readiness and market entry possibilities.
Initiator Berlin Finance Initiative
"Excellence in finance and tech is more important than ever. Our BFI Fin-Tech Leaders network is the direct link between EU and US markets."
Head of Berlin Finance Initiative, USA
"The US finance & tech sectors are competitive, but opportunities are plentiful. You can build strong relationships and grow beyond Europe with the right people and products. Our network can help facilitate that!"