About the Company
The idea of Qonto was born out of frustration: as Alex and Steve were building their first company together (Smok.io – acquired in 2015), they got very frustrated with their own banking experience. Dealing with their finances was time-consuming, complex, and forced them to use outdated tools.The two founders decided to scratch their own itch. In 2017, they started to work on Qonto, the bank they would have loved to use as entrepreneurs.
Two years later, 50,000 business customers now trust Qonto with their finances, a clear sign that SMEs have been neglected for too long and that traditional institutions have failed to propose a banking experience that fits the needs of entrepreneurs. The ambition is now very clear: building the bank all European businesses love.