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Ransu Salovaara – CEO at Token Market

CEO of TokenMarket: Digital asset marketplace for investors & growth companies. Creator of BitcoinETI, the first bitcoin-backed exchange traded instrument. Financial industry executive specialised in cryptocurrencies, digital assets and blockchain technology.Revoltura is a company specialised on creating and managing publicly traded, EU passported disruptive investment products. This year we launched Europe's first bitcoin-backed Exchange Traded Instrument, BitcoinETI, that is listed in Gibraltar Stock Exchange and traded in Frankfurt Stock Exchange.TokenMarket is an information, crowdsale and exchange platform for digital assets. We help startups and projects with all aspects of ICO's (Initial Coin Offering), including smart contract security audits, escrow, token distribution, etc.Urram Investments is a family office focusing on fixed income investments, mainly corporate bonds in Europe and in the USA. We also actively look for new, interesting investment opportunities

Marcin Cebula – Member Of The Management Board at BitBay

Marcin Cebula - The experienced professional in the field of cashless
payments. Co-creator of new and innovative methods of acceptance. In the
past years, he has gained experience with several projects in cashless
industry working for major PSP and acquirers (First Data, PolCard,
Dotpay).
Enthusiast of practical use of virtual currencies and blockchain
technology frequently invited as a speaker at Crypto/Blockchain and
Finance conferences.
For over a year, Marcin has been proud member of BitBay.net [9] Team
responsible for the development and commercialization of BitBayPay.com
[10] (the largest payment platform for virtual currency payments in
Central Europe) and supports high value exchange transactions in crypto
(1000 BTC+).

Philip Young – Director at Gibraltar Stock Exchange

Philip is a founding team member and the Marketing Director of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange  
(GSX),  which was successfully launched in 2014.
He has been instrumental in GSX's latest initiative the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), 
an institutional grade digital asset exchange and token sale platform.  

Philip has over 25 years experience in the capital markets, including 10 years working as 
an analyst at a global hedge fund and as an investment committee member of an emerging market  
private equity firm.
Philip is a CFA Charterholder.

Philipp von Breitenbach Senior Account Manager at XTB Deutschland

Philipp von Breitenbach Referent Philipp von Breitenbach ist Senior Account Manager bei XTB Deutschland. Von Haus aus Historiker beschäftigt er sich seit der Finanzkrise 2008 intensiv mit dem Finanzsystem. Er selbst ist bereits seit 2010 aktiver Trader und betreut heute Privat- und Firmenkunden bei XTB. Dazu optimiert er als Trading Coach im XTB Ausbildungsservice Trading-Strategien und vermittelt Techniken des Risiko- und Moneymanagements. Auf den großen Finanzmessen und Börsentagen hält Herr von Breitenbach regelmäßig spannende Vorträge zum Finanzmarkt.

Sven-Roger von Schilling – Managing Partner at svs CAPITAL PARTNERS

Sven von Schilling is founder and Managing Partner of svs Capital Partners. He advises German and international SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs and financial investors, foremost on strategy, finance and M&A.

Sven started his professional career in the early 90-ies as a management consultant at McKinsey and CSC Index, both in Europe and the US. From 2000 until 2010 he was the CFO of a number of PE-owned (syzygy, Petrotec, Leybold Optics) as well as listed tech companies (Gauss Interprise, FJH). In 2010 Sven founded and was the CEO of European CleanTech I, Germany's second SPAC.

Sven was always at the forefront of capital raising, he prepared and managed 4 Prime Standard IPOs (syzygy, Petrotec, ECT I, deSPACing of ECT I) and advised Helicoentris on a segment change from the General Standard to the Prime Standard. He structured and coordinated two of Germany's largest 6 crowdfundings (Volocopter, Freygeist) and currently advises a dozen of companies on preparing ICOs.

Sven holds a MBA of Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) as well as a Diplom-Betriebswirt/BBA of DHBW Mannheim (Baden Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University).

Markus Dold – Founder at eCharge.work

Markus Dold (51) is now the investor and founder of echarge.work AG, the smart eCharging solution for electric cars set to install 50,000 eCharging Stations in 2018 worldwide.

Previously, Markus Dold was the CEO of meXchange AG, a full-service provider for operational procurement for large corporate customers, municipal utilities, utilities and clinics that use consulting services, e-procurement solutions and invoice management. As part of his role as a member of the Executive Board, Markus Dold and his team have developed the smartgrid.work initiative as a joint solution by Stadtwerke GmbH for tailor-made Smartgrid Services.

Markus Dold studied Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim and has already founded several start-ups, developed software and IT-based solutions for a wide variety of industries.

Markus Dold, born in Haslach in the Kinzig Valley, worked for the hotel and tourism industry for several years and is regarded as a first-mover in the industry, since he was still in the 90's Internet-based reservation systems, virtual hotel tours. For example, for the Maritim hotel group and e-commerce platforms, content management systems and booking tools developed, which was then ultimately implemented in booking.com as an electronic hotel booking engine.

Jacob Mazurkiewicz – CEO and Founder at Travvil

Jacob Mazurkiewicz - CEO and Founder at Travvil Jakob is a travel and food lover. Visitor of different cultures. Fascinated in business web tools. Live with the needfor equanimity in life and in nature.

Stefan Heilmann – CEO at IEG Investment Group,

Stefan C. Heilmann

Chief Executive Officer
IEG – Investment Banking Group, Chief Executive Officer, Berlin IEG – USA, Chairman, Redwood City IEG – North Africa, Managing Director, Tunis IEG – Eurasia, Managing Director, Istanbul IEG – Kratos, Managing Director, Shanghai Dipl.-Kaufmann, CEMS-Master 25 years of experience in international M&A transactions, financing, capital market transactions with a focus on technology and Internet German, English, French  

Dr. Thilo Winkeler – Partner at K&L Gates

Dr. Thilo Winkeler advises clients comprehensively on general corporate and M&A matters. He has broad experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and advises various national and international clients in connection with acquisitions and disposals in Germany and other European countries.
Additionally, Mr. Winkeler focuses on venture capital and new digital media transactions as well as on structuring management participation programs, among others. For several years he has advised various ventures and incubators on corporate structure set up.
Having worked on a number of large-scale transactions in the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors in recent years, Mr. Winkeler holds substantial experience in these industries.
Professional Background
Mr. Winkeler joined K&L Gates in October 2016. Prior to joining, he was partner in the Frankfurt office of a U.S. law firm, where he focused on corporate law, private equity, venture capital, and M&A since 2007. He began his legal career in 2001 with a global law firm in Frankfurt. He completed a bank apprenticeship at Commerzbank in Hamburg in 1993 and worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Greifswald and in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Karsten Seidel-Partner at K&L Gates

Karsten Seidel is a partner and tax advisor in the firm’s Frankfurt office and member of the Tax practice group. He advises on the legal and tax aspects of private wealth and estate planning, including trusts and foundations and related international tax issues. In addition, he has broad experience in property reorganizations, real estate transactions and tax-efficient structuring of real estate. One of his fields of activity is the taxation of the income from investment of capital. He also advises clients in penal proceedings for tax fraud and other tax offenses. Furthermore, he regularly works in tax audits and tax litigation procedures.
Mr. Seidel is frequently recommended for tax law by JUVE Handbuch 2015/16–2017/18, a leading German legal publication.
Professional Background
Mr. Seidel started his career in a local law firm in the north of Germany. Subsequently, he worked in the Tax department of Ernst & Young and, from 2005, at an English law firm based in Frankfurt before joining K&L Gates in March 2015.
He was admitted to the Bar in 1998 and has been a German Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater) since 2005. In 2001 he qualified as a Specialist Lawyer in Administrative Law and in 2002 he qualified for Tax Law

Dr. Till Fock, M.C.J. – Partner at K&L Gates

Till Fock is a partner in the Berlin office. He focuses his practice on tax and regulatory issues in connection with the structuring of various types of collective investment schemes that invest in private equity, real estate, renewable energy, leasing contracts, and other asset classes. He also advises the initiators of and investors in these schemes as well as other market participants on transactions for such asset classes.

Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt lists him among the leading lawyers for providing legal advice on private equity law and private funds.

Professional Background

Till Fock was admitted to the Bar in 1998 and has been a German Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater) since 2002. Mr. Fock joined K&L Gates from an English law firm based in Berlin, where he was a partner and head of the financial markets team.

Publications

  • New German Fund Taxation Rules, K&L Gates Investment Management Alert, 5 August 2016

  • Private Debt– Regulatory and Tax: General Conditions for Institutional Investors (Private Debt – Regulatorische und steuerliche Rahmenbedingungen für institutionelle Investoren), co-author: Dr. Hilger von Livonius, Absolut Report 04 2016, p. 60 et seq.

Volker Horst Haupt Operations Manager at Avoncourt Partners GmbH

Volker Horst Haupt Operations Manager at Avoncourt Partners GmbH Avoncourt Partners is a Private Equity firm based in Munich. Co-founder at StopThirst.org Stopthirst is a non-profit working alongside international organizations to guarantee stable water supply in refugee camps.

Sven Möller – Swisscom Blockchain AG

Sven Möller Head of ICO Advisory Sven is a blockchain and distributed leger evangelist. He has a strong technical background and also worked as management consultant with a big 4. He has gained experience with several projects in the industry as IT architect and project manager. With his team he won several hackathons and innovation competitions in the blockchain space.

Hideki Ehara – MBA- CEO at AI Innovation Japan, Inc.

Hideki Ehara, MBA - CEO at AI Innovation Japan
Graduated from University in Silicon Valley, U.S.A., and worked at Adobe Systems. Based on the working experience of Silicon Valley, back in Japan, dealt with various global projects in Japanese major banks, US Financial group, Gibraltar/Prudential, French Financial group, AXA and BNP Paribus. Currently, managing a team of Blockchain Specialists and devoted to ICO consulting and PR.

Nicholas Foo – Founder & Fund Manager at Bullcoin Gold

Nicholas is the founder of the Bullcoin Gold project. He is a well-travelled multilingual entrepreneur in the cryptocurrency  and tea industries. Nicholas worked as a translator and is able to translate between English, Chinese and Japanese. He has  connections in about 200 countries and this will help to bring about worldwide adoption of Bullcoin Gold. Nicholas is familiar with the different projects on the cryptocurrency market and he is constantly updating himself about the developments in the blockchain industry. He is a devout Christian who strives to live by high moral standards.

Kim Rom – Chief Gaming Officer – at Kinguin

20+ years of building top-performing teams in gaming and esports. Serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits in gaming-focused companies, co-author of 10 patents related to esports, hardware & player performance. Formerly served as Chief Marketing Officer at SteelSeries, VP of Esports at CBS Interactive, VP of Growth & Engagement at GameSpot, CEO & Founder at level99.

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