solarisBank’s Mari Hermanns named 30 under 30 Europe by Forbes

The Head of Business Intelligence of the Berlin-based Banking Platform is recognized as being at the forefront of European financial experts.

Mari Hermanns (Head of Business Intelligence) of solarisBank AG has been featured in Forbes’ second annual “30 Under 30 Europe”.  The list features 300 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders across Europe who are under 30 years of age and who are transforming business, technology, finance, media, culture and more, as judged by some of the most accomplished and acclaimed individuals in each category.  


The criteria for honorees making the list included leadership and disruption in their field; entrepreneurial mindset and results; and the likelihood of changing their field over the next half-century.

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Hermanns heads business intelligence at solarisBank, where she oversees the development of an automated banking platform that relies on data analytics and actionable intelligence. Prior to solarisBank, she has gathered fintech experience at payleven and worked as a senior consultant for PwC. Hermanns graduated from Stockholm School of Economics and Maastricht University.


We are excited and honored that such a renowned jury of experienced VCs and managers recognizes the potential of our team and product. The future of banking can only be shaped by working with top talents. We’re lucky to have talents like Mari at solarisBank.  Marko Wenthin, Co-Founder and Board Member of solarisBank.


"This award is won by the entire team - the average age at solarisBank is just over 30 years. I see our core strength in bringing together the perfect mix of banking experts and young finance and tech talents to build the first banking platform for finance pioneers", says Mari Hermanns, Head of Business Intelligence solarisBank.


The complete list is online at


About solarisBank AG

About solarisBank solarisBank considers itself a technology company with a German banking license, aiming to empower pioneers in finance. The solarisBank platform offers API-accessible banking services enabling digital companies to create custom solutions for their unique financial and business needs. solarisBank is currently live and serving partners in six European countries including Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Greece. solarisBank is led by board members Marko Wenthin and Andreas Bittner as well as CTO Peter Grosskopf and CPO Daniel Keller, combining experience from the tech sector and the banking world.

About Forbes' Under 30

Forbes’ Under 30 franchise is a global multichannel platform, that comprises 30 Under 30 lists featuring young global game changers published in print and online all over the world; live summits in the U.S., Asia and Israel; an Under 30 channel on; and a Forbes Under 30 app. To access Forbes magazine’s 2017 30 Under 30 U.S. list, please visit

About Solarisbank

Solarisbank AG is the first Banking-as-a-Service platform with a full banking license that enables companies to offer their own financial products. Through APIs, partners gain access to Solarisbank's modular services including digital bank accounts and payment cards, identification and lending services, as well as services provided by integrated third party providers. Through this, Solarisbank creates a highly developed technological banking ecosystem for fintechs and established digital companies, as well as banks and corporates.

After having established itself as the banking partner of choice for blockchain and crypto businesses, Solarisbank founded Solaris Digital Assets GmbH in 2019 to further drive the adoption of digital assets. The 100% subsidiary of Solarisbank offers a custodial solution for digital assets to complement its existing banking services.

The Berlin-based company was founded back in 2016 and is led by CEO Dr. Roland Folz, board members Jörg Diewald, Dr. Jörg Howein and Thom Rasser, as well as COO Dr. Daniel Seifert and CTO Hima Mandali. To date, Solarisbank has raised more than EUR 160 million from renowned investors, including ABN AMRO’s Digital Impact Fund, BBVA, finleap, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Lakestar, Samsung Catalyst Fund, SBI Group, Storm Ventures, Visa, Vulcan Capital, and yabeo.

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