Copenhagen Fintech launched in 2016 with the aim of making Copenhagen a leading FinTech Hub in the global financial services industry. The idea was to do so by supporting and catalysing the next era of technology-led corporate and start-up innovators. The dreams were sky-high, and judging from the last three years, they were rightfully so. Nonetheless, dreaming big is dangerous in a country known for its ‘Jantelov’. Many critics were asking the question: can a small Nordic start-up challenge the heavyweights of fintech?
In responding properly to doubters, Copenhagen Fintech needed to dig deep and create a long-term and visionary strategy, mapping out key trends and developments to focus. At a strategy meeting in London in February 2017, the team managed to create a framework for going forward. Today, only two years later, CEO Thomas Krogh Jensen and his team have managed to build one of the world’s largest and most interesting fintech ecosystems with prominent partners, sponsors and members.