Stefan Klestil Lead Partner Speedinvest Fintech Team

Stefan Klestil

Lead Partner, Fintech

Building on 20 years of professional experience in international payments and banking technology, Stefan has an eye for potential. In his specialist discipline of Fintech investments across EMEA, Stefan is eager to support founders on business and product strategies, Biz Dev and Corp Dev. He seeks to identify the best teams in Europe to create the next generation of financial services unicorns, developing new models in factoring and lending, risk underwriting, banking and payment infrastructure, security, cryptography and blockchain.

“Working with founders, I can leverage 20 years of international experience in financial technology. Top FinTech founders are seeking smart growth capital, and that’s what we provide. But always, at the heart of a good collaboration, is mutual respect.”

Before joining Speedinvest, Stefan worked as an advisor, executive, incubator and investor. He holds Masters Degrees from Columbia University and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and is a non-executive board member of Iyzico, Curve, Payworks, and is an advisory board member of N26, Wefox, Billie, Fincompare and Loot. Stefan also supports the founders of Fraugster, and Cyberwrite. He is a regular speaker at Money 2020 in Europe and Asia, member of the Money 2020 Academy and selected for the Lattice 80 FinTech Europe 200. Previously, he was president for Central and Southern Europe at First Data, partner at Roland Berger, and principal at A.T. Kearney based in New York and Vienna.