Regional Manager, SixThirty Ventures
Samarth Shekhar heads the EMEA presence (based in Amsterdam) of SixThirty Ventures, an early stage B2B FinTech & InsurTech VC headquartered in St. Louis, US offering funding and connections to top US financial institutions. SixThirty’s portfolio comprises 45+ B2B FinTech & InsurTech startups (of which 10 in Europe). Samarth was one of the early-movers in the European FinTech scene, co-founding FinTech Forum in Frankfurt in 2013 and growing it into one of the leading networks (12000+) and event series for FinTech startups & investors in Europe. He was recognised by the WSJ / Financial News FinTech40 as one of the “40 Innovators Shaping the Future of Finance” in 2014, and is regularly invited to speak at events like Money2020 Europe, SIBOS / Innotribe, Fund Forum International, Innovate Finance Global Summit, NextBank etc.