It had been on my mind for some time to invite Quentin Nickmans to the Finscale podcast to talk about about the many projects he has launched over the last ten years. We’ve succeeded.
There’s a lot to discover in this exchange: the launch of the startup studio Hexa (formerly eFounders), the expansion of the model and the creation of new verticals in Web 3.0, fintech or climate, as well as the challenges and obstacles encountered. Quentin also talks about funding, the team and his personal investment in all these projects.
I had to select one project in particular to look at in greater depth, and I picked Roundtable. Roundtable is a wonderful nugget that recently came out of the studio, enabling founders, among others, to gather their community of business angels and to raise funds. We discuss Angel-X’s early inspirations, the very first draft of the project, its distinctions with equity crowdfunding, meeting the co-founders and the startup’s aspirations and plans.
*Solenne Niedercorn-Desouches is an experienced professional with a proven track record in banking, fintech and venture capital. She currently works as a fintech advisor on the European market, helping startups, scale-ups and startup studios to develop innovative and scalable fintech solutions. Solenne conducts in-depth market research, explores strategic options and facilitates partnerships between different players in the fintech ecosystem to drive growth and innovation. She specialises in the creation and construction of regulated entities such as AIFMs, investment firms and payment/credit institutions, as well as in the development of digital solutions in a regulated environment. Solenne helps firms succeed in the evolving fintech space by designing institutional offerings that meet the needs of clients and stakeholders while ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards. In addition, she holds independent director positions on select boards, hosts business podcasts and mentors students.
This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.