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Welcome to the new age of tokenized investments

The Blockchain technology has ushered a complete new era of investments – Tokenized Assets. At Blocksmatter we have made it to our goal, to provide end-to-end service for Blockchain development projects, conducting Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and tokenization of assets. At the same time we want to provide investors, financial institutions, asset managers and wealth managers a comprehensive source for crypto investments. But Blocksmatter goes much further. We believe that in the future, many traditional asset classes like equities, bonds, commodities, real estate, funds and even art will be tokenized as asset-backed tokens and traded via crypto-exchanges. New investment products and instruments are being built on top of these tokenized assets such as ETF’s, certificates, derivatives and structured products. Therewith, a multi-trillion business is arising. Blocksmatter aims to become the major source of all tokenized assets by building the Blockchain ecosystem of the future.


Our Vision is to become the leading platform for tokenized asset management and a trustful partner for the token economy. 



On a mission to provide trust and reliability to the crypto-economics

Blocksmatter is on a mission to empower the potential of the crypto-economics and provide trust in this new investment space. Not only that we provide specific and bespoke Blockchain-related services, we also take an active part establishing a self-regulating and compliance framework as a “Swiss Code of Conduct” for token issuance and tokenized assets management.


A strong network of trusted partners to deliver a seal of quality

We believe in the advantage of a strong network of partners as an ecosystem. In order to provide outstanding value we work with a network of partners and we are building joint ventures to deliver solutions needed in the young crypto market.


Our goal is to help to make the tokenized asset world trustful and valuable for the global economy and our society.


Team


Johannes Gugl
Johannes Gugl
Founder & CEO
Johannes has more than 15 years experience in venture capital & private equity, banking, consulting and technology. He was a managing partner of Lakeshore Advisors, a VC & PE management company, a co-founder of Fides Equity Partners and worked several years at KPMG and PwC. Johannes was involved in dozens transactions and helped companies in every stage from start-up to restructuring. Due to his background and his passion for technology, he early discovered the arising blockchain technology and became fascinated by the disruptive power of the blockchain and tokenization.
Peter Keller
Peter Keller
Member of the Board
Peter Keller is a highly experienced executive with many years of experience in the financial and stock exchange industry. As the founding CEO of virt-x exchange and Scoach (Digital Derivative Exchange), the first pan-european digital exchanges and former member of the group executive committee of SWX (Swiss Stock Exchange) as well as executive board member of SIX, Peter brings in the right knowledge and experience as active member of the board of directors of Blocksmatter.
Anton Schmidbauer
Anton Schmidbauer
Member of the Board
Anton is CEO and co-founder of IOV42 and it's holding Valueweb, a ground-breaking Blockchain technology and next generation Blockchain infrastructure. Anton is a crypto-graphic an cyber security specialist and successful serial entrepreneur. He is a visionary in Blockchain and cryptographic technologies.
Christian Feller
Christian Feller
CFO
Christian Feller is a high experienced accountant and auditor. He spent nine years working for a large auditing firm (handling international and listed mandates) before joining Merkli & Partner AG as a partner. In addition, he is a founder member of the Swiss Institute for Limited Audits (SIFER). He helps various types of companies with the conversion of financial accounting systems and with setting up internal control systems. Christian is fascinated by disruptive potential of the Blockchain technology and the tokenization of assets.
Bertram Seitz
Bertram Seitz
Head of Treasury & Risk
Bertram is a capital markets veteran with more than 3 decades experience in trading, treasury and C-level management with brokerages and banks. He worked in several European countries for i.e. Dresdner Kleinwort, MIG Bank and Saxo Bank. Bertram has been fascinated with the crypto market very early and as our head of treasury and risk he is primarily responsible for liquidity and risk management strategies.
Louis Toscani
Louis Toscani
Head of Investors Relations
Louis brings in over 10 years experience in private equity, investment banking and wealth management to the financial industry. Louis started his career at HSBC’s London office in investment banking, followed by advising investors in private equity and real estate within a family office in Zurich. Most recently, Louis worked as a Managing Director for Amicorp Switzerland AG, a trust, fund management, and fiduciary service company. Louis is responsible for our investors relations and fundraising activities.
Alessio Palmiteri
Alessio Palmiteri
Head of Trading and Exchanges
Alessio has many years of experience as a professional prop trader, commodities and fixed income trader for several brokerage and trading firms. He has started to develop own modern portfolio management theories and developed proprietary trading bots for crypto trading already in 2013. Alessio is responsible for our trading services and exchange listing of ICO's we are working with.
Pavel Maraev
Pavel Maraev
Project Manager Technology
Pavel is a highly skilled IT professional worked for companies like HP and 3Com in Canada. Has developed several ground-breaking  Blockchain solutions over the last years. Pavel is responsible managing technical development projects end-to-end as one face to the customer.
Roderick Warren
Roderick Warren
Head of Technology
Roderick is an experienced IT professional and software development project manager, having worked for companies like Oracle and Sun Microsystems. He has in-depth experience within blockchain, cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology (DLT) to include: crypto mining, blockchain integration, trading and Initial coin/token offerings and he is a C4 Certified Bitcoin Professional. Roderick is heading our technical development services and also acts as a technical project manager.
Giv Zanganeh
Giv Zanganeh
Engagement Manager
Dr. (ETH) Giw has been working in the field of innovative technologies since 2009 and developed throughout his career several new technologies in the renewable energy sector. He is a leading energy storage expert and is invited regularly to hold talks in conferences and seminars. Giw's patents and ideas have led to the funding of several cross-institutional R&D projects with some of the world's highest ranking academic institutions, such as ETH Zurich and EPFL. Giw is further a "crypto-enthusiast" active in Blockchain and distributed ledger related technologies. In 2017, he was chosen by the prestigious St. Gallen Symposium as one of the Leaders of Tomorrow.


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