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Our mission: to create the finance solution that energizes SMEs and freelancers

"We use design and technology to give entrepreneurs the banking experience they deserve."

Alexandre Prot and Steve Anavi – Co-Founders @Qonto

Our raison d'être

Qonto was born out of frustration. As new entrepreneurs, Alexandre and Steve felt bogged down by their own banking experience. It was time-consuming. It was complex. It also lacked the modern tools that progressive companies need. So, they decided to create a banking product fit for the modern entrepreneur. One that when you use it, just seems to "click".

Our goal? To dust off the old banking experience and be the power pack for small businesses. We are driven by our desire to save our customers time. Time that they can reclaim for forging their own future. And that’s something we think is pretty valuable.

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Our missions

Think business banking. But faster.

Business finance isn't always fun. But it can be done quicker. From opening an account to managing it day-to-day, we want our customers' experience to be the best out there.

Business finance management. Made easy.

So much more than just a business account, Qonto creates automated tools that help companies motor through their accounting and expenses.

Making life easier for entrepreneurs.

Our pricing is fair and totally transparent. Our customer support is swift and thorough. Our goal is to sweat the small stuff so that entrepreneurs can focus their time and energy on what matters.

Our values





Our founders

Steve Anavi

Steve looks after product, design and operations.
Prior to Qonto, Steve co-founded (acquired by a Fortune 500) with Alex, led operations at Groupon and formerly worked at Deloitte Consulting. He holds an MSc from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and an MBA from INSEAD.

Alexandre Prot

Alex focuses on marketing/growth, finance and the regulatory part of the business.
Prior to Qonto, Alex co-founded (acquired by a Fortune 500) with Steve, managed Wimdu France (Rocket Internet) and started his career at McKinsey & Co and Goldman Sachs. He holds an MSc from HEC Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.

Qonto in numbers

July 2017

Qonto launches

1,000+ talents

And we're hiring more...

350,000 +

Companies are using Qonto

€622m raised

With VCs and business angels

1st B2B account for finance management

to get a Payment Institution licence

French Tech Next 40

We are among the 2022 promotion

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