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N26 celebrates recent industry accolades for leadership and employer brand

N26 is proud to be recognized by two independent industry bodies for its outstanding leadership and employer brand.

The Mobile Bank placed top in a recent LinkedIn study to find the Best Start-Ups to Work For in Germany, outranking challenger brands in the mobility, automotive, gaming and healthcare industries. Based on LinkedIn’s proprietary Talent Insights data, the rankings analysed eligible companies based on employment growth, interactions on the company’s LinkedIn page, interest in job opportunities, and attractiveness to top candidates from the list of Linked In Top Companies.

In addition, co-founder and CEO Valentin Stalf was also presented the prestigious “European Manager of the Year 2019” award by European Business Press (EBP) at the association’s annual meeting in Sofia. Stalf joins an illustrious alumni of leaders who have been previous recipients of the award, including Ikea’s Ingvar Kamprad, Lufthansa’s Wolfgang Mayrhuber, Ferrari’s Luca di Montezemolo, and Håkan Samuelsson of Volvo Cars.


The award is presented by European Business Press to one outstanding leader of a top European corporation annually, and is based on a vote by a panel of EBP editors. The association counts 40 leading European business newspapers and magazines in 27 countries among its members, including publications such as the The Wall Street Journal Europe, Les Echos, Handelsblatt, Dagens Industri and Milano Finanza.


To be recognized by some of the most respected and influential stakeholders in the business world is not just a great honor, but also a testament to all the hard work that has gone into building N26 and changing retail banking around the world. We are proud to serve more than 3.5 million happy customers across 26 countries, with some 1,300 employees. As we look to a future of growth and expansion, this is a great opportunity to be reminded of what we have achieved, and what is still to come,” said Valentin Stalf, CEO and co-founder of N26.


About N26

N26 is building the first mobile bank the world loves to use. Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal founded N26 in 2013 and launched the initial product in early 2015. Today N26 has more than 3.5 million customers in 26 markets who generate over €2 billion in monthly transaction volume. The company employs more than 1.300 employees across 5 office locations: Berlin, New York Barcelona, Vienna and São Paulo. With a full European banking license, state-of-the-art technology and no branch network, N26 has redesigned banking for the 21st century and is available on Android, iOS, and desktop. N26 has raised more than $670 million from the world’s most established investors, including Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Tencent, Allianz X, Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures, Earlybird Venture Capital, Greyhound Capital, Battery Ventures, in addition to members of the Zalando management board, and Redalpine Ventures. N26 currently operates in: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US, where it operates via its wholly-owned subsidiary, N26 Inc., based in New York. Banking services in the US are offered by N26 Inc. in partnership with Axos® Bank, Member FDIC.

Jung Min-seo

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