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Swan is the easiest way to embed banking features into your product. Via simple APIs, Swan lets companies embed white-labeled banking features like accounts, cards, and IBANs, into their workflows and UX for a seamless customer experience.

Created in 2019 with the start-up studio eFounders, Swan has secured an e‑money license to deliver banking features across Europe, and is backed by leading tech investors like Creandum and Bpifrance. The company is headquartered in Paris, France. Join the embedded finance movement. To learn more visit Swan.io

Management

An international team of experts in banking, fraud, payments, product development, and more.

Nicolas Benady
Co-Founder
Chief Executive Officer

Demystifying payments is his thing. Ex-developer Nicolas Benady has already cofounded two successful payment startups, Limonetik and Antelop, and Swan is his most ambitious venture yet.  His favorite place is in front of the whiteboard with colleagues, building products and organizations together.

Nicolas Saison
Co-Founder
Chief Operations Officer

Nicolas integrated 40+ payment methods at Limonetik and went on to manage payments and a B2C Finance Management app at Veolia. He leads daily operations with a sharp product vision and unbreakable positivity. Once upon a time, Nicolas Saison was actually CEO Nicolas Benady's apprentice. The two later joined forces as partners to make Swan take flight.

Mathieu Breton
Co-Founder
Chief Technical Officer

Mathieu pilots super complex projects with admirable tech prowess. Passionate and altruistic, he's as comfortable sharing at a conference as he is huddled around a beer. Ex-lead dev at Xebia, then technical director, Breton has already launched his first tech company, JS-Republic, and now brings his savoir faire to Swan.

Stéphie Ndinga
Chief Compliance Officer

Before joining Swan as Chief Compliance Officer, Stéphie was at Leetchi, European leader in online money pots (12 million+ users), where she created a powerful scoring engine and built a compliance department from the ground up. An expert in fraud, regulation, and client services, Stéphie is just the powerhouse Swan needed to help us earn our coveted e-money license, and to provide the most robust possible compliance processes.

Luka Caratsch
Chief of Staff

Luka first got to know Swan as an investor at Creandum, one of our major VCs. He was so convinced by our vision that he went on to join Swan as a Chief of Staff. Previously a Management Consultant at BCG, Luka is a jack-of-all-trades, running business development as well as other strategic projects. Being a true gourmet, he's happy to have landed in the capital of fine food: Paris.

Julien Mettoudi
Head of Banking Operations

Former COO of Lemon Way, Julien built up the operations teams and helped scale the company through its hypergrowth phase: banking operations, customer support, account management, financial partnerships etc. He has 12+ years of experience in the Payments Industry and an international outlook, having lived in 5+ countries. Julien joined Swan to lead banking operations, and coordinate the development of our payment features.

Timeline

Company history and important events.
2019
Founded in Paris by Nicolas Benady (CEO) Mathieu Breton (CTO) and Nicolas Saison (COO), in collaboration with startup studio eFounders
2020
5M€ raised with Creandum (Spotify, Klarna, iZettle, Pleo) and Bpi France
E-money license obtained to provide banking services across EEA
Principal member of the Mastercard Network
Features launch: Accounts & IBANs
Commercial launch: 40 partners onboarded, 7 partners live
2021
Team tripled to 30+
Feature launch: Cards

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