Martin Saidler founded Centralway in 1999. Since then, the company has built or funded more than 200 internet firms. Investments were made alongside notable companies including Index Ventures and Google Ventures. Over the years, a large number of the companies funded by Centralway became market leaders. Axel Springer, CME, Jelmoli and Deutsche Telekom are but a few of the companies that purchased Centralway portfolio firms.
From 2011 to early 2014, Centralway served as a company builder in the area of financial technology (FinTech). Centralway grew its team from 5 to 100 at its Headquarters in Zurich.
Centralway Numbrs has turned its focus to developing software for banks. After a few months on the market, Centralway Numbrs became the market leader among independent banking apps. The success of the product is reflected in the signing of one of the largest media-for-equity deals in Europe.