Discouraged by the lack of global efforts to keep pace with the ever-growing urgency of climate change, ecolytiq cofounders Ulrich Pietsch and David Lais decided to encourage action by giving the power to the people through rethinking the role retail banking has to play in the fight against climate change.
The founders are a team of seasoned entrepreneurs with more than 50 years of experience in payment, banking, loyalty and scalable data analytics systems. This team consists of Ulrich Pietsch (CEO), David Lais (CPO), Mirko Kämpf (CTO), Frederic Westerberg (CSO), Friedrich Hubel (COO), and Richard Malley (CFO).
Realizing that climate change is one of the largest issues facing humanity, the founders are tapping into their wealth of experience to do their part in transforming the financial industry into a sustainability powerhouse.
Joining forces with the founders, the dedicated and passionate ecolytiq team is working every day to make climate action a reality in sustainable banking.
The Open Payment Standard
David Lais developed a methodology to calculate carbon footprints based on payment data, which then led to the inception of ecolytiq.
SaaS company with the Sustainability-as-a-Service® for banks is founded
First ecolytiq client
Green challenger bank
Tomorrow in Germany becomes first ecolytiq client
Partnership with Visa
ecolytiq becomes first sustainable banking partner of Visa Fintech Partner Connect in Europe
Signing new banks
ecolytiq signs new banks in France, UK & Germany and wins prominent angels from the banking and insurance space
Growth and expansion
After growing a dedicated and passionate team at ecolytiq, the company now is expanding its reach to overseas markets, to bring Sustainability-as-a-Service(R) to as many banks and consumers as possible
Launch of Worldline partnership
Provision of transparent andrelevant data for sustainable banking services
Visa announces Eco Benefits bundle
Sustainability focused benefits bundle equipping Visa card issuers with key ecolytiq technology features, e.g. carbon footprint calculator