Stefan Klestil

Stefan Klestil

Lead Partner, Fintech

Stefan is General Partner responsible for Fintech investments across EMEA and beyond and takes a very hands-on approach to support founders on business and product strategy, business development and corporate development.

Speedinvest supports the best teams in Europe to create the next generation of financial services unicorns and has been ranked as the most active Fintech investor in Europe by CB Insights and PitchBook. 

Stefan is a regular speaker at Money 2020 in Europe and Asia, Paris FinTech Forum and NOAH. He has more than 20 years of experience in the international payments and banking technology space as Advisor, Operator and Investor. 

He is early investor and advisory/board member/observer at N26, Wefox, Curve, Billie, FinCompare, BNext, Ready2Order and Luko. Stefan also successfully exited Payworks (to Visa), iyzico (to payU/Naspers) and Holvi (to BBVA) and was an active board member in all three companies. In addition, Stefan is supporting the founders of Primer, Bank Open, Bitpanda, Shopup, Wayflyer, Fairmoney, +Simple, Lemonway, Credi2 and Factris.

Previously, he was President of Central and Southern Europe at First Data, Partner at Roland Berger, and Principal at A.T. Kearney, based in New York and Vienna. He holds Master’s degrees from Columbia University and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

"Investing in trusted long-term relationships with founders, co-investors and LPs is what drives our fund performance."