What is Copenhagen Fintech & Copenhagen Fintech Lab?

Copenhagen Fintech is an organization built on the vision of creating a Danish growth adventure within fintech.

Copenhagen Fintech works to enrich all stakeholders within fintech innovation, bringing the public and private sector together to achieve societal progress. Through our co-working space Copenhagen Fintech Lab, housing up to 50 fintech startups, we leverage our network, develop the community and ensure growth within innovation.

Improved capabilities & conditions to build fintech startups

More fintech startups

More sources for innovation

More engaged & invested industry

More startup- corporate partnerships

Improved capabilities to partner with startups

Growth of market & investment

Startup loop

Industry loop

Latest news

Mastercard enters partnership with Copenhagen Fintech

Sept. 13, 2022

Mastercard enters partnership with Copenhagen Fintech to empower and strengthen collaboration with the Nordic fintech ecosystemMastercard and Copenhagen Fintech announced today an expanded strengthened collaboration bringing together existing and new activities with a joint focus on growth, knowledge sharing and innovation opportunities through multiple programs and services ranging from open banking to start-up programs.Copenhagen has a strong fintech ecosystem and a leading position among fintech hubs globally. The hub connects both start-ups, established companies and organizations focusing on innovation and new opportunities.Mastercard continues to grow its presence in Denmark. This includes the acquisition of Nets´ Corporate Services business and the leading open banking platform Aiia. In less than two years, Mastercard has gone from 3 to several hundred employees in Copenhagen. The company’s technology and innovation workforce are focused on develop existing and new payment solutions for the Nordics and across the globe.Mastercard and Copenhagen Fintech are now establishing a new collaboration that brings together existing and new activities with a joint focus on growth, knowledge sharing and innovation opportunities through multiple programs and services ranging from open banking to start-up programs."Copenhagen Fintech is a vibrant innovation hub that not only creates successful startups but has become a center for technology and innovation that inspires the fintech community. We are proud of being an active part of that - not least because we have been involved in the fintech landscape for more than a decade. We are looking forward to helping new fintech’s take Nordic financial services innovation even further." says Rune Mai, Senior Vice President, Mastercard & Co-Founder of Aiia, a Mastercard company.Lars Asger Petersen, Senior Vice President, Mastercard and CEO of Mastercard Payment Services Denmark, providing solutions for digital payment of bills, account-to-account transfers such as Betalingsservice and real-time payments adds:We support Copenhagen Fintech's ambition to develop Copenhagen as one of the leading fintech hubs, not only in the Nordics, but also globally. We look forward to strengthening and expanding the existing collaboration with a focus on development and growth with international perspectives.”Fintech as a strong Danish industrySince Copenhagen Fintech was established in 2016, the number of startups, new jobs, partnerships, and investments in fintech has increased year after year. The interaction between innovative startups and the established industry is a part of the recipe for success, according to Copenhagen Fintech."The strength of the fintech environment in Denmark lies in partnerships, collaboration and knowledge sharing. We are proud that we can now expand the collaboration with Mastercard, which not only has a significant position within digital payment solutions and technology globally, but also sees the potential in Denmark and the Nordics as a global, digital frontrunner," says Thomas Krogh Jensen, CEO Copenhagen Fintech, and continues:We want to make the fintech environment in Denmark the best in the world, and therefore we must have partners with a local presence and a strong international reach. The collaboration opens new innovative opportunities for all parties in the ecosystem.”The cooperation with Mastercard involves advisory and the development for startups in the Copenhagen Fintech Lab and Mastercard Lighthouse, a Nordic and Baltic FinTech initiative that is an innovation project and accelerator program for startups. Mastercard also participates as a sponsor and presenter at Nordic Fintech Week, which will be held on 27-28 September in Copenhagen.Contacts:Rune Krogh Kallehauge, rk@aiia.eu, +45 25727014.Michael Basland, michael.basland@mastercard.com,+45 2613 3612.Corinna Covini, Copenhagen Fintech, cco@copenhagenfintech.dk Tel. +45 53 55 29 56.About Copenhagen FintechCopenhagen Fintech is an award-winning innovation hub founded in 2016 in Denmark, with the mission to foster innovation within the financial sector, by building a thriving fintech ecosystem. The hub stems from the close collaboration between Finans Danmark, Finansforbundet, Forsikring & Pension, The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and over 200 partners, sponsors and members, 44 of whom are based in Copenhagen Fintech Lab. The innovation hub has witnessed successes all across the industry, with an exponential increase in the number of startups, jobs, partnerships and investments. According to Danish financial newspaper Børsen: “the latest count of employees in Danish fintechs shows 4273, a clear overtake to the pension sector”, and a massive result compared to the approx. 700 employees back in 2015. Investments have also followed the trend, growing from DKK 95 million in 2015 to DKK 9,5 billion in 2021.

Newsletter Week 36

Sept. 7, 2022

Read the latest newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/cfir.dk/copenhagen-fintech-newsletter-9376580

Innovation Through Partnerships: Matter x Singlife with Aviva

Aug. 31, 2022

Innovation through partnerships is back and better than ever, this time with Matter and Singlife with Aviva Read for insights on what makes a successful partnership work and important tips on collaborating across borders, ambitions and expectations!Get it here https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/innovation-through-partnerships-matter-x-singlife-aviva-/

Newsletter Week 34

Aug. 24, 2022

Read the latest newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/cfir.dk/copenhagen-fintech-newsletter-9362040

Copenhagen Fintech Awarded ECEI GOLD Label in Cluster Management Excellence

Aug. 24, 2022

The ECEI GOLD Label in “Cluster Management Excellence – Proven for Cluster Excellence" has been awarded to Copenhagen Fintech by ESCA for its high level of professionalism and sophisticated cluster management, and its commitment to continuous improvement and high performance. To qualify, the organisation has had to meet 31 "levels of excellence" quality-indicators for structure, governance and cooperation, financing, strategy, services, achievements, and recognition. Read the full press release here

Newsletter Week 32

Aug. 10, 2022

Read the newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/cfir.dk/copenhagen-fintech-newsletter-9338407