The founder of Holland FinTech is Don Ginsel, trained as Civil Engineer, and former banker at ABN AMRO and Deutsche Bank, investor and entrepreneur. During his career in banking, he saw already that banks has been automated step by step, creating an abundance of spaghetti like IT systems. From the perspective of an engineer, this was unsustainable and definitely not competitive with the increasing scalability and lower cost for IT solutions. After leaving banking for Venture Capital, the innovative power of startups and especially Leans Startup drove him to work in the startup scene only. And after realizing the surge in FinTech startups, his mission was clear.