Jack Henderson
June 22, 2016

Meet Finnish Fintech startup Holvi!

Meet Holvi, an innovative fintech bank custom-built for entrepreneurs, freelancers and small businesses. A Holvi current account allows startups to ditch rigid traditional banks, cancel their subscriptions to fiddly online accounting services and take financial matters into their own hands with tools that make invoicing, e-commerce, paperless bookkeeping and finance reports easy. It’s a whole new way for startups to manage money: independent, streamlined, and smart.

Holvi is working hard to spread the word about their services. They’ve recently completed a pilot program in Germany, Austria and Finland, and are now giving the early adopters the chance to sign up for an account with no monthly fees until the end of 2016. Alongside this, they’re hosting a series of events for startups and entrepreneurs at betahaus this summer. They don’t cost a thing -- you just need to register!

Fintech Sales Hacks 24th June 2016

Build up an arsenal of tools to help you streamline sales with help from Holvi, Gini and GoCardless. There’ll be drinks, snacks, networking, open mic and Amazon sales vouchers to be won! Entry is free, register here.

Fintech Startup Holvi Meeting
Photo by Holvi

Paperless Bookkeeping Seminars 14th July & 13th September 2016

You’ve got not one, but two opportunities to learn German tax advisor David Koch’s secrets to going digital and effortlessly managing your finances as a startup, small business owner or freelancer. 3 hour workshops with refreshments and an afterparty, free of charge. Sign up here for the July edition, or here for the September round.

Not to be missed: Pitch to Holvi! 7th July, 5th August, and 2nd September 2016

Startups young and old are invited to put their presentation skills to the test and pitch before a jury. There’s a cash prize of 3000€ to be won for each round. Winning startups will receive a special feature on the Holvi blog too. Sign up here if you’re game!

Photo by Holvi

Holvi Launch Party 23rd September 2016

This is the day that one of the Holvi founders will drive a finnish sauna truck from the Helsinki HQ to Berlin. Why? To celebrate Holvi’s launch in Germany! Food, drinks and good music for 200 partiers -- stay tuned for more info on scoring an invite.

Want to join Holvi and other start-ups at betahaus?See how here

Holvi Startup Logo

A centralized platform, hub or network for similar companies, could do the trick to fill up the delivery vans & trucks that are barely loaded. Parcels could be distributed more efficiently between different companies and their delivery vehicles.

Like a big pool of parcels from different companies with every single parcel going into that one van with the same route!


Delivery Driver Experience and Smart Delivery Vehicles are also areas with huge potential for improvement and innovation.


Ellie: Two years ago we adopted a new legal structure for Jolocom GmbH according to the purpose model of ownership, manifesting our commitment and dedication to building a self-sovereign organization. That means we can’t take VC funding or sell public shares of the company. 

Volker: Jolocom is a community driven organisation – both in a tech sense but also much further beyond. We’re hugely involved in the DWeb community where we organize and attend events for the decentralized community. Every year we also help organize and attend the DWeb Camp in San Francisco, which brings together all kinds of creatives so this technology of tomorrow is built in a collaborative way.


Next to that on-demand experiences have become firmly embedded into people’s everyday lives - be it a mobile app to book a ride, send flowers to your loved ones or order lunch to your office. It’s all possible and has made premium features like real-time tracking a standard.  The online consumer expects nothing less and certainly doesn’t like to wait.


Making that quick and instant gratification happen is another story though. Groundbreaking ideas and innovations are needed to tackle all these factors. Does your startup have one? 

Then head over to our Future Logistics Challenge! Applications are still open until September 23rd.

Volker: There is this really nice place, called Green Rabbit with salads and baked potatoes where I like to go to. Sometimes I just keep it simple and go to Lidl.

Ellie: I eat a lot in west.berlin cafe which is here around the corner and I love the Matcha Lattes from Starbucks.

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