Former JFD Group CEO Lars Gottwik Founds Fintech Startup Tradants

Lars Gottwik, former CEO and Co-Founder of multi-asset brokerage JFD Group, has officialized his next step in his professional career, as he has founded TRADANTS GmbH, a fintech financial startup. He also became the Chief Executive Officer of the firm.

As Finance Magnates reported in April, Gottwik announced his departure from the brokerage company. Gottwik spent more than 10 years at JFD Group. He accelerated the expansion activities of the company through the opening of multiple offices in different cities around the world, including Limassol (Cyprus), Ludwigsburg (close to Stuttgart, Germany), Varna, and Sofia (Bulgaria), Shenzhen (China), and Madrid (Spain).

Under his management, JFD Group acquired Acon Actienbank AG, a German investment bank. At that time, JFD Group highlighted the milestones achieved by Gottwik during his time at the company, and the brokerage praised Gottwik’s strategic leadership and acquisition strategy.

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“It was a unique experience and great adventure growing JFD, together with my teammates, from zero to a globally renowned multi-asset broker. Our team spirit, combined with the ambition to change a whole industry for the better by becoming more transparent and client-centric, made the difference. After these ten years, I leave JFD being proud of what we achieved as a team. Yet, it is time for a new chapter in my professional career. I want to thank once more my colleagues for such an amazing experience,” Gottwik commented at that time.

Owner of Baroque.Ventures GmbH

According to his LinkedIn profile, Gottwik founded Tradants, which is a firm that seeks to ‘gamify financial trading.’ “TRADANTS is developing a global esports ecosystem that enables investors from different backgrounds to hone their skills, compete against each other in a series of risk-free trading tournaments, and have lots of fun on their way to become the next trading stars,” the Ludwigsburg-based company’s description notes.

Gottwik is also the founder of Baroque.Ventures GmbH, a venture capital and private equity firm based in Ludwigsburg. His firm noted that its currently expanding its venture capital portfolio ‘by incubating new companies with solid potential to become successful in the long term.’ “Our roadmap covers mentoring startups that can make a positive impact in different industries over time,” Baroque.Ventures GmbH stated.