February 14th, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️ We handed out 100s of roses to members of Factory Berlin and here’s what happened.

What does Valentine’s Day look like at Penta? Well, for our Valentine’s Day marketing campaign, we bought and handed out hundreds if roses to members of Factory Berlin, a Berlin based coworking space. We also attached a small note to each rose about Penta. We really hope that everyone enjoyed their rose and had a […]

January 16th, 2018

We Just Launched a New App Update! 💻📱

Hi Friends! Release notes can be quite boring. So we’re going to do our best to spice things up a bit the Penta way 🌶. So here we go! Here’s our latest app update. CSV Export Well, it’s not the sexiest update… But it sure is useful! In the first step to a full accounting […]

December 26th, 2017

We’re Live!

Penta is launching its business bank account today for German businesses. Here’s what you need to know as a business owner. Hi there! As you may have heard, over the past few months we’ve been testing Penta in an invite only Beta with businesses all across Germany. After months of blood, sweat and tears (literally), […]

December 26th, 2017

European Business Banking: What 100 Businesses Want From Their Banks

European business banking problems. Our team at Penta did research in business banking in Europe to find out what pains European business’ had with their banking. We sat down with 100 European businesses based in the UK and Germany face to face for 45 minutes each to find out. We wanted to figure out what […]

December 26th, 2017

Startup of the Week: Railsbank (Pt. I)

In our first Startup of the Week interview, our team at Penta had the pleasure to sit down with RailsBank CEO and cofounder Nigel Verdon and former CEO and founder of Currencycloud. RailsBank is a Banking as a Service (BaaS) platform, giving businesses access to global banking services in less than 5 lines of code. RailsBank has recently partnered with […]

December 26th, 2017

How to Form and Start a Business in Germany

A guide for how to start a business in Germany with a list of notaries that can help. Starting your dream business? Need to incorporate and form a company, such as a GmbH, UG, business in Germany? Don’t worry! You’re in the right place. You need to book an appointment with a notary and set up […]

December 26th, 2017

7 Business Books all European Entrepreneurs and Startups Should Read

I try to stay away from articles. Some are great. But most are a waste. Instead, I read lots of business books. The following seven business books have defined me, inspired me and helped me reinvent myself when I had no choice. I hope they help you as much as they have helped me. ‍ Getting the Love […]

December 26th, 2017

Startup of the Week: Railsbank (Pt. II)

In the second part of our interview with Nigel Verdon, CEO and co-founder of Railsbank, we discuss raising money from VCs, and how Nigel got Currencycloud and Railsbank off the ground. Read the full interview below: ‍ Luka: Hi Nigel, thanks a lot for sitting down with us again. I’ll get right to it. How many investors rejected you for Currencycloud? How […]

December 26th, 2017

Interview with Philippe Gelis, CEO of Kantox on FX, Startups and Hiring

Philippe Gelis is the CEO and cofounder of Kantox which provides low-cost International transfers, currency and risk management solutions for businesses in Europe. I spoke with Philippe about how he started Kantox, some from the problems he faced on the way and how to fire and hire people in order to build a great foundation for a great […]

December 26th, 2017

The Penta MasterCard Design

The Business MasterCard Going out with friends or business partners, the ultimate status symbol was to put a gold or black card on the table – not that one would brag about this, but, hey if you gotta’ pay, you gotta’ pay. Cards are boring..   But, no surprise. What was fashionable in the 1990’s […]