Published: 30th December, 2023
Last Updated: 22nd March, 2024


  • 11 minutes to set up the Pile account
  • 5 hours saved every week for the founder & CEO/CFO
  • >5.000€ in money saved within the first quarter of using Pile

About the company

Founding team: Katia, Riccardo, Guillermo
Industry: Marketing automation, SaaS, Social Media Automation
ContentRadar is a comprehensive content marketing platform that enables B2B content creators and businesses to enhance their online presence and engagement. Leveraging AI, innovative UX and advanced analytics, ContentRadar assists in optimising content strategy, identifying trending topics, and refining marketing campaigns. With its user-friendly interface and data-driven approach, this sleek SaaS solution empowers individuals and companies to create compelling, targeted content for maximum impact in the digital landscape.
ContentRadar x Pile
Katia Yakovleva
We started using Pile from the very beginning, which allowed us to open a German bank account in minutes, diversify early and create a super lean and comprehensive setup. Earned interest is a nice perk too. Especially if you are a pre-seed startup and every cent counts.

Katia Yakovleva

CEO and Co-Founder


The challenge

ContentRadar Ltd had to open a German subsidiary to run their Berlin operations. Obtaining a bank account for the new German sub-company proved exceptionally difficult. Despite weeks of attempts with obvious neo-banks, securing the necessary account proved elusive, leading to a substantial investment of time and headaches. The complexities of managing finance and accounting across the EU and the UK added another layer of difficulty to an already challenging situation.

The Solution

In response to ContentRadar's banking predicament, Pile emerged as a unique and comprehensive solution. Unlike most traditional and neo-banks, Pile's offerings not only surpassed their counterparts but included a distinctive feature – it pays users, turning the usual cost model on its head. Pile's reach extended across Europe, accommodating various company forms such as German or Austrian GmbH, UG, KG, Italian SRL, French SAS, British Ltd., and many more. The platform's flexibility allowed for the simultaneous opening of accounts for subsidiary companies, streamlining operations through a centralized accounting dashboard. Pile's seamless integration made cash management exceptionally easy, particularly in the complexities of cross-border scenarios and diverse company setups.

The Outcome

Thanks to Pile, ContentRadar quickly got back on track, focusing on growth. They set up new bank accounts and linked existing ones to a single dashboard in just a day, saving loads of time compared to the expected weeks. Opening accounts, which used to take weeks, now happens in minutes.

Managing money became way easier, saving the team’s CEO 5 hours each week on complex financial tasks. Pile not only made operations smooth, but also sped up developing new products. Plus, they earned some extra cash with the Pile Treasury account , allowing them to hire more freelancers and launch new projects faster. It's not just a boost – it's a real game-changer for ContentRadar's future success.
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Jessica Holzbach, CEO and Founder
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  • What is Pile?

    Pile is a treasury service app for high-growth startups from seed to Series C, as well as business angels and venture capitalists. Pile includes a bank account and access to various product features such as fixed deposits and overnight money, and allows you to set up your entire banking setup across multiple banks and view everything in a single dashboard overview. Pile helps you grow, manage and keep your capital safe.

  • Why should I use Pile?

    If you're a high-growth startup or work with venture capital in general, you're probably looking for a place to keep your capital safe but also effective. Pile helps you do that.It's the central place where the European startup scene keeps their money - with pooled views across multiple bank accounts and access to a range of financial instruments from fixed deposits to overnight money.Whether you are just starting to build a good bank portfolio or already have two to three accounts spread across Europe, Pile is the best option to keep everything in view and therefore under control.

  • How much does Pile cost?

    Pile's services are available from a basic fee of €19 per month, which covers both the cost of the bank account, connecting external bank accounts and access to financial products such as fixed deposits or overnight money. For further features, such as automated payments, different price plans are available depending on the size of your business and the number of bank accounts you want to integrate, as well as the amount of capital deposited.

  • Is Pile a bank?

    Pile itself is not a bank, but a technical service provider that does not offer regulated financial services. All regulated financial services are operated by our banking partner, Swan, who are a registered e-money institution and a EBA-STEP2 BNP Paribas SEPA Indirect Participant, thereby under the supervision of the European Banking Association, BaFin in Germany and ACPR in France.

  • What are the requirements to open a Pile account?

    To open an account with Pile, your business must be based in Europe and registered with the local tax authority. We welcome businesses of all stages of development and sizes.

  • How long does it take to open a Pile account?

    Registration takes about 10 minutes. The account approval process depends on the partner bank's Know-Your-Business (KYB) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) processes, which usually just takes a couple of hours, depending on the complexity of your business structure.

  • How are my deposits protected?

    All Pile partner banks belong to the European Deposit Guarantee Scheme, which means that in the event of a bank insolvency, deposits up to €100,000 are protected and will be returned in full within seven working days. At the same time, Pile makes sure to work with the best and most secure banks, to provide a hassle free financial service.

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