Varengold is a German bank, fully licensed since 2013 and headquartered in Hamburg with further offices in London and Sofia. Their major competencies are marketplace & transaction banking and their European-wide support of fintech-companies, especially lending platforms. Thus, allowing them to grow in size and relevance. “Skin in the game” is their mission and as an agile and innovative partner they focus on the early stages of a platform’s development, by providing mainly debt facilities. Besides its funding strength, Varengold is recognized for its expertise on regulatory matters by fintechs who want to enter the German market. Management board members are PhD Bernhard Fuhrmann and Frank Otten who together with Lukas Diehl and his international, creative and driven team are steadily modernizing the financial landscape. Thus, allowing Varengold to become the bank of choice for the marketplace lending industry in Europe. On November 20th (2nd day) Frank Otten will be sharing his insights as part of a LendIt-session on institutional capital allocation strategies.