Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announces that Pangea, a firm specialized in finding and managing the best sales resources, and Digital Knights, which manages product development resources and projects, have both joined the Temenos MarketPlace as resource providers. The firms become the first resource partners on MarketPlace, expanding and enriching the burgeoning fintech ecosystem.
Pangea, launched in 2017, is a Geneva-based firm which finds, recruits and manages sales and presales resources on behalf of its corporate customers. The model is predicated on the idea that an intermediary is necessary to bring together the best sales resources with the best companies. For sales people, it offers best-in-class compensation and training combined with streamlined processes and varied assignments, helping Pangea to attract the best talent. For Pangea’s corporate clients, it offers first-rate resources but without the hassle and risks of recruiting them, managing them or removing them if they aren’t a good fit. Pangea works with dozens of companies in the fintech and life sciences space, including MarketPlace providers Blue Code and Metaco.
Digital Knights, a Swiss-based workforce marketplace with operations in Berlin, specializing in the due diligence of technical experts and product teams. Through its proprietary due diligence process, Digital Knights has curated a world-class network of plug and play product teams across Europe with expertise in specialized technologies (AI, Blockchain, Big Data, Internet of Things etc.) within the banking sector. Based on a client’s requests, Digital Knights assembles a customized product team of developers, designers and product managers to build cutting-edge custom digital products to help solve core business problems. Digital Knights’ network has worked with a variety of players within the fintech space, such as Transferwise and Monese, and its services will now be available to MarketPlace providers, as well as Temenos clients.
Keilian Knudsen, Founder & Head of Strategy at Digital Knights, added: “It is a real pleasure to be part of the Temenos MarketPlace and bring value to the Temenos community. As digital disruption is occurring at every level in the banking industry, we are excited to give all community members access to leading plug and play product teams to help build the next generation of leading digital products.”
Ben Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer at Temenos commented: “The idea of the Temenos MarketPlace was to create a two-sided platform putting together fintech companies and banks, the former needing a route to market and the latter wanting greater access to innovation. We have now realized we can turbocharge this platform by expanding the ecosystem around it. We started by creating relationships with accelerators and innovation hubs to help us access the best fintech firms and to have those firms build natively on our platform. We are now building up relationships with resource partners who can help our community to generate even more value from being part of the MarketPlace.”
Marc Baumgartner, CEO at Pangea, added: “We’re honored to be connected to Temenos and part of the Temenos MarketPlace. We see great synergy in working with Temenos and its MarketPlace providers to add sales expertise and talent for scaling globally.”