At inyova, we set out to bring human-centered investing to you. To make that happen, we are currently building a team of great individuals that are motivated to dive into the fast-paced startup life with us 🙂 .
To give you an idea of the amazing people that make up the inyova team, we started a series of posts about our team.
Hi, this is Christian! I am the newest team member at inyova. Alongside my studies, I am supporting the team, especially in account handling and customer onboarding. I am happy to tell you about #myroadtoinyova.
Out of the woods
My journey started where fox and rabbit tell each other good night (a German saying) – in a small village in the Black Forest close to Freiburg (Germany) and the Swiss border. Different to many friends from my studies and work, I would know how to get milk even if all grocery stores shut down. Also my childhood taught me first hand how important it is to protect our nature – not only to have a place for recreation and sports but also to provide us with our daily food.
Keep it simple
When I was 19, I finished school – and the simplest choice for me was to study business. So I went out to Mannheim for my bachelor studies. Although I now think I might study something analytically more challenging if I could travel back in time, I had an exciting time – learning a lot through studies and internships, teaching younger students at the university, spending a semester abroad in Singapore and much more. Keeping it simple did not only apply to my choice of studies, it also does to my general mindset: For instance, I do not understand why some grocery stores offer bananas that are peeled and then wrapped in plastic again.
When it became complicated
This banana example is sadly not an individual case – only one of the most obvious. Questionable products with little added value for customers also exist in financial markets – there are hidden fees, questionable promises, repackaged assets etc. Given that I am now pursuing a master’s degree in Finance at the University of St. Gallen, I may have a deeper understanding of such matters. But if you’re not studying Finance you might not even be aware of those practices in financial markets.
Making things simple again
This is the point where inyova comes into the game. After having gained experience in several established firms, I was excited to gain insights into a young dynamic company that aims at doing things differently. After having encountered the job announcement and having had a coffee with Tillmann, I was happy to start at inyova and to help our clients make their investing process simple again. At inyova, I have the perfect conditions to learn a lot alongside my ongoing master studies – moreover, it’s fun to share a table with some of the crazy and fascinating people you can read about in this blog.