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Brief description of Kontist
Kontist is a Berlin-based FinTech company founded in 2016. Kontist focuses on making life easier for self-employed people and freelancers when it comes to banking, accounting & taxes.
Kontist founder Christopher Plantener had been working as a freelancer for years and could not motivate any bank to offer special services for the self-employed. Therefore, he decided to offer a solution himself in cooperation with Solaris.
The concept of an app that can be used to manage banking, accounting and tax consulting in an uncomplicated and intuitive way attracted international investors. The last financing round in March 2021 brought in 25 million euros. Since the end of 2020, Christopher Plantener is sharing the Kontist management with Benjamin Esser.
In July 2017, we surveyed freelancers and the self-employed about the bureaucratic and economic costs of running their businesses.