About Upvest.

We’re Upvest, and we enable businesses to build great investment experiences for their end users – seamless, secure and across international borders. Our single Investment API and digital infrastructure streamline the whole process, letting our customers focus on their core business.

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“At Upvest we have the mission to make investing as easy as spending money. Today, investing is still a privilege of a few. We make it more accessible. Our Investment API empowers any business to offer amazing investment experiences. Hundreds of millions of people can now create wealth and vote with their money for a better future. This is big and fun, join us!”

Martin Kassing - Founder and CEO

Our Team.

Martin Kassing
Martin Kassing
CEO & Co-Founder
Martin Kassing
CEO & Co-Founder

Martin Kassing is the CEO and Co-Founder of Upvest. He is a tech entrepreneur with a strong background and experience in finance. Before founding Upvest in 2017, he worked in private equity. Martin stepped out of this path to found his first Fintech, acquired later by Klarna. Having over 15 years of experience in Fintech and capital markets, he is now leading and developing Upvest strategy and vision.

Tobias Auferoth
Tobias Auferoth
MD & Co-Founder
Tobias Auferoth
MD & Co-Founder

Tobias Auferoth is Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at Upvest. He has 7 years of Fintech building experience in Berlin, among others co-founding the first FinLeap venture Savedo. Before moving into Fintech, he spent 7 years in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and UBS in Frankfurt and London.

Dr. Til Rochow
Dr. Til Rochow
CPO, MD & Co-Founder
Dr. Til Rochow
CPO, MD & Co-Founder

Dr. Til Rochow is the Chief Product Office at Upvest. Previously he built and led the investment and pension products business at Raisin. He has more than 15 years experience in financial services having started his career at McKinsey. Til is passionate about improving retail investor behaviour, which was also the focus of his Ph.D.

Juha Ristolainen
Juha Ristolainen
CTO & Co-Founder
Juha Ristolainen
CTO & Co-Founder

Juha Ristolainen is a technology leader with more than two decades of experience in building digital services and products in places like Wise. He is passionate about delivering impact on the world by building empowered teams and delivering quality software. He has extensive expertise in modern event-driven distributed systems, decentralised and blockchain technologies as well as scaling data-driven organisations rapidly.

Our Clients.

Our Investors.

“Today, I'm particularly excited that Upvest is one of the first providers across Europe to combine the old and the new world of investments, offering cryptocurrencies and traditional securities via one simple B2B solution.”

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Name Surname - Job title, BNP Paribas

"Upvest is ideally positioned with a market-leading product in one of the most exciting and underserved areas of fintech infrastructure. With Upvest, both fintech providers and legacy players can set full focus on their core business by developing new investment use cases for their end customers while at the same time exploring new growth opportunities for their own business - a game changer in the European market.”

Charles Birnbaum - Bessemer Venture Partners
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“For incumbents such as ABN AMRO, as well as for new and upcoming financial service providers, we believe brokerage as embedded finance is a capability here to stay. Upvest is well positioned via its API-first platform to help enable this across borders, markets and products.”

Tim Wanders
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Ventures Director
ABN AMRO Ventures

Upvest serves as an excellent example for “taking 'FinTech as a service’ to its natural conclusion, we think further new start-ups will be created as a FinTech infrastructure layer to serve these new business models. Upvest, for example, provides an Investment API that enables businesses to build great investment experiences, tailored to their customers’ needs - seamless, secure, and across international borders.”

Notion
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“HV was an early supporter of the Upvest vision to make investing as easy as spending money. HV sees huge potential in the Upvest Investment API, enabling fintechs, and other businesses, to build exciting investment experiences.”

Jan Miczaika
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Partner
HV Capital

“An increasing demand from millennials for investment products, combined with negative interest rates, have led Fintechs of all kinds to prioritise their expansion into an investment platform. Upvest lets those Fintech companies focus on their core business while providing a simple plug-and-play solution for integrating securities into their products. What seems simple is in fact a complex infrastructure, disrupting established national players across Europe.”

Tim Rehder
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Partner
Earlybird

“As one of the first employees of Upvest, I’ve accompanied the journey and the possibilities on the way. What I like most about being at this company is the great agility we had in the past to find our way of transforming the bigger picture into something real. We’re still in the process of making our vision a reality and it’s super exciting.”

Anne Taraschewski - Accounting Lead

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Durk Visser - Job title, BNP Paribas

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Dorian Selimovic - Job title, BNP Paribas

"Upvest is ideally positioned with a market-leading product in one of the most exciting and underserved areas of fintech infrastructure. With Upvest, both fintech providers and legacy players can set full focus on their core business by developing new investment use cases for their end customers while at the same time exploring new growth opportunities for their own business - a game changer in the European market.”

Charles Birnbaum - Bessemer Venture Partners
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“For incumbents such as ABN AMRO, as well as for new and upcoming financial service providers, we believe brokerage as embedded finance is a capability here to stay. Upvest is well positioned via its API-first platform to help enable this across borders, markets and products.”

Tim Wanders
 - 
Ventures Director
ABN AMRO Ventures

Upvest serves as an excellent example for “taking 'FinTech as a service’ to its natural conclusion, we think further new start-ups will be created as a FinTech infrastructure layer to serve these new business models. Upvest, for example, provides an Investment API that enables businesses to build great investment experiences, tailored to their customers’ needs - seamless, secure, and across international borders.”

Notion
 - 

“HV was an early supporter of the Upvest vision to make investing as easy as spending money. HV sees huge potential in the Upvest Investment API, enabling fintechs, and other businesses, to build exciting investment experiences.”

Jan Miczaika
 - 
Partner
HV Capital

“An increasing demand from millennials for investment products, combined with negative interest rates, have led Fintechs of all kinds to prioritise their expansion into an investment platform. Upvest lets those Fintech companies focus on their core business while providing a simple plug-and-play solution for integrating securities into their products. What seems simple is in fact a complex infrastructure, disrupting established national players across Europe.”

Tim Rehder
 - 
Partner
Earlybird