The bank account that thinks ahead.

Kontist saves time and money with the first business bank account for freelancers that calculates taxes in real time and automates their accounting.

We’re moving away from traditional company structures, 30-year anniversaries and the individual worker being synonymous with the company that they work for.

We’re moving towards ad hoc project-based employment and dynamic company structures centered around a much more mobile self-employed workforce.

Despite a rapidly growing segment of self employed, many are deterred by the administrative complexities of running a business as well as the perceived uncertainty.

We started Kontist to take away the hassle of administration, allowing the self-employed to focus on their actual work.

Zero to traction

  • March 2015

    Started exploration for project Figure around financal security for freelances and self-employed.

  • November 2015

    Teamed up with Christopher Plantener, Alexander Baatz and Sebastian Galonska as co-founders to help give freelancers transparency into their mixed up personal and professional finances.

  • April 2016

    The very first Kontist app hits the App Store focussing on tax transparency.

  • September 2016

    Launch of the bank account for freelancers.

  • April 2017

    Kontist is awarded Fintech of the year from Payment&Banking.

  • September 2018

    Strategic partnership formed with Haufe Group enabling a more seamless experience of banking, accounting and taxes.

  • June 2019

    Kontist launches first union for freelancers in Europe

  • December 2020

    Benjamin Esser joins Kontist as co-CEO alongside Christopher Plantener

  • March 2021

    Kontist raises €25m Series B funding led by Founders with participation from Haufe Group

Follow the story at kontist.com/blog

Meet the founders

Kontist was co-founded by Christopher Plantener (CEO) who previously founded Debitoor, as well as multiple other businesses, Alexander Baatz (CCO), who came from N26 and Sebastian Galonska (CTO). Sibylle Strack joined from the German savings giant Sparkasse as co-CEO in 2018.

Sign up for quarterly[ish] newsletters with milestones, articles and careers from our portfolio

Inline CSS