we at elinor

As a community, we can achieve more – this experience connects us. However, there was a lack of a suitable form to manage common money quickly and democratically. That’s why we’ve come together with our different perspectives: software development, activism, sustainable banking, business foundation and community creation, controlling, family work, and more.

In 2018, we launched elinor as a research project and gathered our first experiences. So how can a digital infrastructure for more mutuality look like? In which areas exist a real need? This led to the first two focus areas: Assurance and Group Accounts.

We are happy about the cooperation with GLS Bank, Hannoversche Kassen, climate activists and our great advisory board.

elinor team

Lukas Kunert

Lukas Kunert

Co-Founder, Management

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Daria Urman

Daria Urman

Co-founder, Risk Calculation

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Ruben Rögels

Ruben Rögels

Co-Founder, Software Development

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Bonina Mußmann

Bonina Mußmann

Communication

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Falk Zientz

Falk Zientz

Co-Founder, Strategy / Development

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Guida Ribeiro

Guida Ribeiro

Front-End Development

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Chiara Marchi

Chiara Marchi

Customer Service & Communication

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Calvin Herchenbach

Calvin Herchenbach

Front-End Development

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elinor advisory board

Aysel Osmanoglu

Member of the GLS Bank Board

Responsible for IT and infrastructure. Accompanies elinor since its beginning.

Dr. Thomas Zwack

CLIC Fellow at HHL Leipzig

Peer-to-peer insurance expert as well as consultant in the insurance industry. Connected with the ‘Versicherungsforen Leipzig’ and the ‘Insurance Innovation Lab’.

Silke Stremlau

Member of the management board Hannoversche Kassen.

Responsible for capital investment, corporate communications and human resources.

Many years of expertise in sustainability, sustainable finance and corporate development.

Armin Steuernagel

Member of the management board Purpose Evergreen Capital

Founder of ‹Stiftung Verantwortungseigentumas well as founder of Waldorfshop und Mogli.

Regine Breusing

Member of the management board Hannoversche Kassen

Over 16 years of experience in the field sustainable retirement insurance. Expert for modern forms of solidarity

Dirk Kannacher

Member of the management board of GLS Bank

Responsible for the ‹Private and Business Customers› department. Many years of experience in banking.

Dr. Ludger Arnoldussen

Supervisory board NÜRNBERGER Beteiligungs-AG

Former member of the board of directors Munich RE and Swiss RE. Specialist in insurance and reinsurance.

Bernhard Kraft

Chief architect of ERGO Group AG

Senior IT program manager and chief architect of ERGO Group AG. Expert for IT strategy and digital transformation of Financial Service Providers.

Roman Huber

Executive board member Mehr Demokratie e.V.

Co-founder of the Future Workshop ‹Castle Tempelhof›. Expert in collective decision-making processes with decades of practical experience

Why elinor?

Elinor Ostrom

The U.S. researcher is the only woman so far to have won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. She dedicated herself to the question of how to efficiently use and distribute scarce, freely available resources and what mechanisms help communities to organize themselves cooperatively. In doing so, she brought the ideas of the ‘commons’ into focus in a new way. In developing the elinor platform, we applied the design principles of community ownership developed by Ostrom to the forms of solidarity and shared money management.

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