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solarisBank AG
FoundedMarch 2016; 4 years ago (2016-03)
FounderAndreas Bittner and Marko Wenthin
Area served
Key people
Dr. Roland Folz (CEO)

solarisBank is a Berlin-based fintech company that offers Banking as a Platform (BaaP) services with its German banking license.[1]



solarisBank was established in 2015 as a part of Finleap,[2][3] a fintech company builder based in Berlin, Germany with Andreas Bittner and Marko Wenthin[4] as its founders.[1] solarisBank was officially launched in March 2016, after receiving its banking license.[5]

In October 2016, the company entered into a strategic partnership with MasterCard in order to develop novel banking modules.[6][7]

In February 2017, solarisBank raised €26.3 million in its series A funding round from Yabeo Capital, Arvato Financial Solutions, FinLeap, Unicredit and Japan-based SBI group.[8] The company also brought in Dr. Roland Folz as CEO.[9][10]

As of March 2017, solarisBank is said to have brought over 20 companies on its banking platform[9] and it is reported to have passported its banking license to six European countries.[11]

In March 2018, solarisBank raised $70 million in Series B funding from Arvato Financial Solutions, SBI Group, BBVA, Visa, Lakestar and ABN AMRO's Digital Impact Fund.[12]


solarisBank provides a banking platform,[13] which is said to allow its users, mostly digital companies and financial services startups, to access various banking service modules, which then can be integrated into their processes, websites or mobile applications.[8][14]

Awards and Recognition[edit]

solarisBank was one of the finalists for the “Most Disruptive Innovation” Award at the 2016 Global Banking Awards, held in Spain.[15]


  1. ^ a b "SolarisBank, a bank for digital and fintech startups, gets banking license". Finextra Research. 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  2. ^ "La banque en kit prend corps avec solarisBank". (in French). Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  3. ^ O'Hear, Steve. "German fintech company builder FinLeap raises €21M at €121M valuation". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  4. ^ ""Es tut extrem weh, zu guten Geschäften Nein zu sagen"". Gründerszene Magazin (in German). Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  5. ^ O'Hear, Steve. "FinLeap's solarisBank to offer Banking-as-a-Platform so startups can ride fintech gravy train". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  6. ^ "MasterCard and SolarisBank partner for digital banking push » Banking Technology". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  7. ^ "SolarisBank partners MasterCard to develop new banking modules". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  8. ^ a b "German Fintech Partners with Japan". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  9. ^ a b "SolarisBank raises $28 million to expand its European fintech platform | VentureBeat". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  10. ^ "German fintech startup solarisBank raises €26.3 million and lands Deutsche Bank exec as CEO". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  11. ^ "solarisBank Raises €26.3M in Series A Financing". FinSMEs. 2017-03-15. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  12. ^ "Banking platform solarisBank closes €56.6M Series B from BBVA, Visa, Lakestar, and others – TechCrunch". Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  13. ^ "Solarisbank raises $28 million with sights set on Asian market". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  14. ^ "SolarisBank Receives Banking License". Payment Week. 2016-03-21. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  15. ^ "The winners of the 2016 Global Banking Awards are announced". Technology Record. Retrieved 2017-11-18.

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