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Bitpanda to invest 10 million euros in a Product & Tech Hub in Barcelona By

© Reuters. – Austrian fintech Bitpanda today announced the opening of a Technology and Product Hub in Barcelona. This center will be led by Albert Zaragoza, the company’s new VP engineering. Only four months after raising 263 million dollars in its C series, Bitpanda will build in Barcelona a team of top-level engineers to continue innovating and fulfill its commitment to offer the best product experience to its users.

The company will invest 10 million euros in this project whose objective is to bring together more than 100 professionals including software engineers, product managers and UX specialists by the end of 2022. Bitpanda is now looking for experts in multiple areas such as Backend, Frontend, Mobile Developers Natives (both iOS and Android), QA Engineers, Technical Product Owners and specialized headhunters.

The Product & Tech Hub of Barcelona will boost the city’s fintech ecosystem and reinforce Bitpanda’s strategy of attracting the best technological talent in the world to drive the growth of the company. Hub professionals will develop next-generation platform technologies.

In addition, Bitpanda has announced the appointment of Albert Zaragoza as the company’s new VP Engineering. From his position, he will be in charge of building, leading and developing the Bitpanda Hub in Barcelona.

Zaragoza has twenty years of experience in software engineering. Before joining Bitpanda, he was CTO and Head of Engineering at Worldsensing, a leading IoT remote monitoring platform, and VP engineering at EVRYTHNG. In his career he has been involved in successful technology strategy center, team and program building projects in the UK and Europe.

Lukas Enzersdorfer-Konrad, Chief Product Officer de Bitpanda, indicated that: “At Bitpanda we are building world-class products powered by state-of-the-art technologies. This is only possible thanks to the technological talent working to build the leading investment platform in Europe and beyond. We are delighted to announce the opening of the Product & Tech Hub in Barcelona, ​​where we will bring together local and international talent. We welcome passionate engineers who want to work with us as we build the future of finance. ”

For its part, Albert Zaragoza, VP Engineering de Bitpanda, noted that “I am delighted to join Bitpanda, a hyper-growing European fintech with a lot of potential and a great company to be part of. From my position, my goal will be to build, lead and scale our center in Barcelona. I am looking forward to meeting and bringing to I board the incredible engineers of this city, both local and international, and work together with them to develop simple and accessible financial products for everyone ”.

In the last 12 months, Bitpanda has tripled its staff. The Austrian fintech now has a diverse team of more than 600 people of more than 50 nationalities. Barcelona will be the latest addition to Bitpanda’s growing tech ecosystem, which currently has physical tech centers and offices in 8 European cities, including Vienna, Barcelona, ​​Berlin, Krakow, London, Madrid, Milan, and Paris. The company recently announced the opening of its first remote Blockchain R&D center, focused on bringing together talent from across Europe to build cutting-edge technologies that leverage blockchain for the future, and also plans to open new offices in Europe.

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