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ABOUT

Michael Gastauer is a German Entrepreneur

Venture Capitalist and Philanthropist specializing in financial technology. Michael Gastauer is the Founder and Chairman of Gastauer Family Office, a single family office managing over US$10 Billion AUM.

Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist and Philanthropist

He is an advocate of the FinTech revolution and is globally ranked among the 100 most Influential People in FinTech. With a net worth of more than €10 Billion AUM is his Family Office one of the largest Single Family Offices in Europe.

Gastauer is the Founder & CEO of Black Banx Group, a Financial Institution headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America.

Black Banx Group is ranked amongst the fastest growing companies, reaching a US$ 9.8 Billion valuation in less than four years. Originally from Germany, Gastauer founded his first company, a Swiss Asset Management firm by the age of 24. In less than three years the business acquired over CHF 1 Billion AUM, and was sold for CHF 16M to a Swiss Investment firm. As one of the first in Europe, Michael Gastauer created an online payment system to offer global card acceptance and payment processing solutions for the eCommerce industry. Gastauer led the business to consistent growth and profitability, reaching a €480M valuation, before it was sold in 2008.

After selling his second business, Michael Gastauer founded Gastauer Family Office (GFO), a single family office with €10 Billion assets under management. The Gastauer Family Office has a venture capital arm investing in FinTech companies. Michael Gastauer is the Founder and Chairman of Gastauer Foundation, a non profit organization providing financial inclusion to reduce the problem of 2.2 Billion people having no access to financial services.

Forbes Russia

18-04-2018

WB21 – цифровой банк, где человек, деньги и криптовалюта создают историю банковского дела

Forbes Mexico

16-04-2018

El banco digital WB21 ofrece en America Latina cuentas bancarias en 8 minutos a traves de internet

Forbes Mexico

16-04-2018

La revolucion de las criptomonedas

Forbes Mexico

25-01-2018

El exito de la banca digital

Forbes Russia

27-11-2017

Криптобанкиры. Топ-менеджеры инвестбанков переходят в компании, занимающиеся блокчейном

Forbes India

01-09-2017

WB21, the Uber of Banking has come to India

Forbes Brasil

31-08-2017

A WB21 aceita clientes de 180 países e disponibiliza contas bancárias em mais de 28 moedas

Forbes Russia

02-05-2017

Как Михаэль Гастауэр, финтех-инвестор и основатель электронного банка WB21, заработал 1.6 миллиарда долларов США менее чем за 12 месяцев

WSJ

30-09-2016

WB21 to leave London for Berlin after Brexit

Huffington Post

12-01-2016

How Digital Banking Company WB21 Is Disrupting Fintech