Jessica Holzbach

Co-Founder & CEO
Jessica Holzbach Pile
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Caroline Pitzke

Jessica Holzbach is a serial fintech entrepreneur and CEO of Pile Capital, a treasury solution helping startups and VCs to manage their treasury and reduce financial risk. 

Before founding Pile Capital, Jessica co-founded and successfully built up Penta, a digital business bank that quickly became one of Germany's most renowned financial platforms. Penta's remarkable success led to one of the most successful German exits in 2021, with the company being acquired by a French competitor.

Jessica's impressive achievements have not gone unnoticed. She has been recognized as one of Forbes's "30 under 30" and has been named to Capital's "Top 40 under 40" list. In addition, she won the German Startup Award in 2021, cementing her status as a leader in the startup community.

Beyond her work at Pile Capital, Jessica is a sought-after advisor to other fintech companies and is a seasoned speaker at startup and finance events. She is also an active angel investor in early-stage companies and funds, helping shape the industry's future.


Vielfalt als Kapital? Zur Stärkung von Gründerinnen im Startup-Ökosystem

Elisa Hertzler, Jessica Holzbach, Nicole Plich

Warum erhalten Frauen geringere Investments als ihre männlichen Kollegen? Welche Lösungsansätze gibt es, um Chancengleichheit im Startup-Ökosystem zu verbessern? Elisa Hertzler und Jessica Holzbach gehen der ungleichen Verteilung von Investitionen auf den Grund und geben einen Einblick in ihre persönlichen Erfahrungen in der Gründer*innen-Szene.
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