Founder accounts (Germany only)

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Is your German UG or GmbH still in the founding phase? No problem! At Holvi we offer founder accounts to businesses with headquarters in Germany that have chosen UG or GmbH as their company form.

To open your founder account, follow this link.

Note: Unfortunately, we cannot offer founder accounts for Austrian companies.

In order to guarantee a carefree and smooth process, we kindly ask you to carefully read the information below. If you would like to open a founder account with Holvi, open your account through the link above and follow the instructions below to start the verification of your company. 

Before you can register for the Holvi founder account, we would like to give you some additional information about the founder account. In addition, we also need to review your business in accordance with our verification standards. 

Important information about the procedure of the founder account

The account can only be used after successful company verification (with the trade register extract). Before that:

  • The only payments that can be made from the account are payments to the notary
  • Incoming payments (other than depositing the share capital) are not accepted
  • Your account will be terminated immediatelyif the IBAN is used for any other activities (e.g. incoming payments, direct debit,...)
  • You cannot order a Holvi Business Mastercard

Open your Holvi account for your company in three simple steps

  • Choose the the pricing plan of your choice for your founder account (you can always still change this later on at any time). You will not have to pay a monthly fee for the pricing plan Builder. If you choose the pricing plan Complete, you can use it without a monthly fee for 3 months by using the promo code HOLVIFOUNDER
  • If you don’t have a VAT ID yet, please do not tick the box for VAT Liability - this can be activated later, when you have received your VAT number.
  • Choose your correct Register Court and input register number 123456789

Personal Verification

During the account opening, you will be prompted to go through a video chat with ID-Now to verify your identity.

Founding documents UG and GmbH

In the next step, we need your founding documents, which you can easily upload into your account after account opening. After successful account creation, we will add the note "in founding" to your account and your company for the duration of the founding process.

The company verification usually does not take more than one week. Should we require further information regarding your company, we will contact you as soon as possible. Once your identity has been verified and we have reviewed your company and founding documents according to our verification standards, we will be pleased to provide you with your IBAN in order to transfer the share capital to your Holvi account.

Should you have further questions regarding the process for founder accounts, feel free to send us a message to We will reliably reply to requests as soon as possible.

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