Co-Founder & Managing Director, Heartbeat Labs
Eckhardt Weber’s focus is business development in highly regulated markets, where he builds and deploys deep vertical knowledge. For HitFox’s financial technology platform FinLeap, he guided solarisBank through the process of obtaining a full banking license – one of the first German internet start-ups to do so (and that within just nine months). The same applies to Element which is in the process of receiving a full insurance license and was co-founded by Eckhardt. Eckhardt studied law at LMU Munich, after which he spent one year in South Africa adding a master’s degree in commercial law in 2012. He then joined P+P Pöllath + Partners, a law council specialized in venture capital legislation. In October 2014, he moved over to HitFox Group, structuring the legal and finance team, working with Jan Beckers on business development strategy and acting as managing director for the financial technology platform FinLeap. While working at FinLeap, he also completed an EMBA degree at the University of Münster.