Cofounder & CEO, NUMBER26
NUMBER26 claims to be Europe’s first bank account accessed completely through users’ smartphones. In 2015 NUMBER26 secured £7.3 million in Series A funding. Cofounder and CEO Valentin Stalf was born in Vienna and studied accounting and finance in Switzerland, Japan and Austria. After graduating from St Gallen University, he joined the internet incubator Rocket Internet as entrepreneur-in-residence and was involved in building different companies including mobile payments platform Payleven and online payments tool Paymill. In 2013 he founded NUMBER26 with Maximilian Tayenthal.