We are Blanco. Your invisible force in fintech.

We develop technology for humans: it’s not about us, it’s about what you and your clients experience.

Our manifesto.

The world of finance is heading towards the future at dizzying speed. Digital services have shifted from being a nice-to-have’ to a must-have’. Techno-optimists are preaching the gospel of Artificial Intelligence. Robo-advisors are popping up like coffee bars in a gentrified neighborhood. And digital technology leads to financial inclusion’: it increases efficiency, reduces complexity and lowers costs, encouraging consumers to demand more bang for their buck.

It looks like humans will be completely replaced by robots in finance. But at Blanco, we don’t think so. Although significant change in our industry is inevitable and technology seems to have the upper hand at this, we believe the human factor will always remain crucial in our industry. Self-driving Tesla’s still require a human in the driver’s seat for when things go haywire, don’t they?

At Blanco, we firmly believe in the symbiosis between mankind and machine. Technology brings efficiency and lowers costs, while people will always bring trust and empathy to the table.

That’s why we’re developing fintech solutions that save time and money, but that incorporate the human factor as well: instead of being imposed on people, our technology serves people. It’s always fully white-labeled, and we’re think carefully about how our software can work as seamless as possible with the software that our customers are already using. 

All this leads to financial inclusion: Blanco makes asset management products more accessible than ever. Our technology enables you to fully focus on your clients again. After all, it’s not about us or our technology, but about people: it’s about you and your clients.

We are Blanco. Your invisible force in fintech.

Meet the team

Supervisors & Advisors

Willem Meijer
Willem Meijer
Willem has spent his whole career in the financial industry. After his last position as CEO for TOM (The Order Machine), Willem started his own company in the area of strategic advice, Interim-management, supervision and mediation. 

Additionally, he’s an independent director at the Enterprise Division (Amsterdam Court of Appeal), and he holds a position in the Supervisory Board of Euroclear.
Kalo Bagijn
Kalo Bagijn
Kalo was one of BinckBank’s founders, the bank that was the first to direct access to the stock exchange for every private investor. 

Today he is a director at the online pension bank Brand New Day Bank, which he co-founded with fellow BinckBank founder Thierry Schaap in 2011. Kalo is a guru when it comes to financial services based on new technology and is therefore a big support for Blanco.
Leen Meijaard
Leen Meijaard
Leen has more experience in finance than anyone. Currently, he’s the chairman of the Supervisory board of Achmea Investment Management. Most recently, he was a member of the Executive Committee for EMEA at BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world. Prior to that he worked for Fidelity and Robeco. 

In addition, Leen holds a number of supervisory seats, including at Ajax, Amsterdam’s champions league football club. Leen provides important support in our clients contacts and our product strategy.

Join our team

Drop us a line, or select one of the vacancies below if you feel this could become your future workspace.

At Blanco, we’re about creating win-win situations. 

We’re not selfishly focused on our own interest nor on winning by defeating others, so common in financial industry culture. Just like we believe in the symbiosis of technology and human knowledge, we feel that both team work and close cooperation with our clients is the way ahead. We want to create win-win situations. And we’re happy to let our clients get all the credits. Because in the end it’s not about us. It’s about you and your clients. 

Quality is what we continuously strive for.

We prefer to Just Do It’ and let the quality of both our technology and our expert services do the talking. We believe in aligning our interest with our client’s, in order to develop the best products and services: our technology and services are based on our extensive knowledge of the financial industry and are aimed at lowering costs and removing complexity. Together with our expert services, we’re making things breathtakingly efficient and simple for all.