solarisBank is a Berlin-based 200-person fintech company making waves at a pace rarely seen before in the financial industry.
It took solarisBank less than three years to build the platform, scale up a team, and raise almost €100m in funding rounds with Arvato, BBVA, Visa, Lakestar or ABN AMRO's Digital Impact Fund.
solarisBank's speciality: Banking-As-a-Platform, something that can be compared to Amazon’s AWS for digital banking. In a nutshell, you can build your own bank using different ‘bricks’ provided by solarisBank.
Partners gain access via APIs to solarisBank’s services, including:
as well as services provided by integrated third party providers.
Peter Grosskopf, CTO of solarisBank: One of the crucial factors of our success was that we managed to find people who could take responsibility.
If you want to scale as a team and a company as a whole, you will only succeed when you divide work. If everybody's doing the same stuff, and decisions need to be taken only on the consensus, it's not cost- or time-effective.
You need to have teams with leaders that are eager to take the ownership. The same rule applies to any partners that solarisBank has collaborated with, including Netguru.
As the company has grown exponentially, solarisBank faced one of the most challenging tasks in any industry – keeping the pace of development up to the ambitions of a leading fintech company. This was the moment Netguru joined this exciting journey.
Not only did we help solarisBank's developers but also – as a trusted partner – we shared with the fintech rising star the best practices and processes we have developed during our 10 years of operation.
We supported solarisBank with our know-how: how to implement remote work, how to introduce effective communication on Slack, how to conduct project management, as well as other strategies needed to run teams scattered across the world.
Learn more about how we inspired our partners with our culture and processes. How Netguru Mastered Remote Development. Our Stories with a Fintech Leader, a Personal Robot, and a Project Management Tool.