After coining the coolest new word in fintech during its Finovate debut this spring (i.e., combining “swipe” and “move” to get the new verb “to smoove”) the team behind savedroid announced that its savings app is now available in beta. Those interested in checking out Germany’s first intelligent savings app can register today at savedroid.de and give the technology a try.
savedroid turns everyday activities and transactions into opportunities to save. The free mobile app’s algorithms support lifestyle savings rules called “smooves” that enable users to save a few bucks every time they work out at the gym, or to set aside 50 cents every time they log on to Facebook. The technology also analyzes consumption patterns and offers the user ways to save more or spend more wisely, including opportunities to find better values in everything from high-speed internet service to life insurance to utility bills. savedroid calls its service “personal consumption optimization at zero cost.”
Pictured: CEO and founder Dr. Yassin Hankir demonstrated savedroid at FinovateSpring 2016 in San Jose.
savedroid also announced that it completed a € 1 million seed round. Participating in the funding were the Investment and Development Bank Rheinland-Pfalaz (ISB) as well as business angel investors including the founders of Infosys and Traxpay, Debjit Chaudhuri and Dr. Michael Rundshagen, respectively. The funds will help support product development, adding new talent to the savedroid team, and investment into the launch of the app. savedroid founder and CEO Dr. Yassin Hankir told Rhein Main Startups that he was “very pleased” to attract such strong investors despite his company’s relative newness.
Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, savedroid demonstrated its technology at FinovateSpring 2016. Company founder Hankir is also the man who co-founded the goal-savings app Vaamo in 2013. Vaamo demoed at FinovateEurope 2014.