Advisors & Investors
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is the Chairman and a founder of Spitzberg Partners LLC, a New York-based boutique corporate advisory and investment firm that provides strategic counsel and investment insights on European and international political, economic, diplomatic, technology, and security issues. He served as Minister of Economics and Technology and then as Minister of Defence in the cabinet of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and acts as senior advisor to the European Commission leadership on global internet freedom.
Ohad is a highly regarded executive and investor with extensive experience in the finance, technology, telecom, retail, and cyber industries, as well as in developing new companies, markets and products globally. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in telecom by Global Telecoms Business Magazine.
Ali Hussein is Chief Executive Officer at Eros Now, the premier Indian OTT platform of Eros STX Global Corporation. With over 18 years of experience in the media entertainment, and digital space, he has been a Board Advisor to Discovery Networks and other start-ups in the media and technology domain and Previously has worked with Google/YouTube wherein he ran the charter for content and product partnerships in South Asia.
Sherwin is the Blockchain Mentor & Crypto-Economic Advisor of the Mzaalo Platform. Sherwin devotes his time to mentoring, guiding projects, and developing real world blockchain use cases as Managing Partner of QCP Capital’s investment arm, QCP Soteria Node (QSN), one of the leading Investors/Accelerators in the Singapore Blockchain Space.
Pietro Grassano is the Business Solutions Director for Europe at Algorand, a novel blockchain protocol founded by Prof. Micali. Pietro has more than 20 years of experience in the asset management sector, most of which spent at J.P. Morgan Asset Management as Country Head for France, and previously Head of Sales for Italy and responsible for business in Greece.
Charles is a pioneer of the contemporary art of matte painting. His groundbreaking work in creating and designing visual effects on several Oscar and Bafta winning films such as “Titanic”, “The Fifth Element”, “The Matrix”, and “Harry Potter”, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, “Minority Report”, “IRobot” , and “Tron Legacy“ subsequently established him as an industry leader.
Jeff is a Co-Founder of BlockSquared Capital Partners and The Vantage Network, and in addition, he serves as an Advisor to numerous other blockchain companies. He brings over 18 years in technology, consulting experience, extensive fund raising, and M/A experience in Asia and the Middle East.
Irina is an entrepreneur with international experience in early-stage ventures and mobile apps. In 2016 Irina co-founded the company Teamkraft, a networking sports app based on blockchain. In 2019, Irina, as Chief Product Owner, was at inception of Bts Digital, which became the fastest growing tech company of Central Asia (valued at more than $300M).
Dr. Mihaela Ulieru is a technology alchemist and founder of the IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy aiming at policy reforms for the latest digital technologies. Along with two research chairs, she founded two research labs while holding appointments to advisory boards and councils, among which: the Science, Technology & Innovation Council of Canada, the Science & Engineering Research Council of Singapore, Expert to the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Data-Driven Development.