Our mission

"To build the new financial market infrastructure which will democratize access to wealth and make exclusive investments widely accessible."

Olga Feldmeier, CEO SMART VALOR

Who we are?

Innovators: acknowledged by Forbes as top 10 European most exciting technology start-up, we are the team of 35 dedicated professionals with a unique combination of skills in blockchain technology, cryptography, banking, regulation and software development.

Global shapers: during the last 5 years we have been shaping the blockchain regulation in Switzerland and around the world. Olga Feldmeier is among the top 100 Digital Shapers of Switzerland.

Acknowledged by leading brands: SMART VALOR was selected out of hundreds of applicants as top 5 startups to join Thomson Reuters Incubator 2017-18 in Switzerland.

Community builders and thought-leaders: we established Europe’s premier blockchain conference CRYPTO SUMMIT - the 3rd edition became the largest blockchain conference in Switzerland.

Sports fanatics: kitesurfing, freeride skiing, mountain biking. There are no half things for us. We give it all. Together!

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SMART VALOR
World’s First Digital Asset Exchange Cryptocurrencies and Security Tokens*

Why Switzerland?

We are living through a remarkable, historical period when the blockchain technology has arrived to shift the balance of power between the state and the people, between Wall Street and a startup.

Yet to win, we need to choose the right battlefield. Switzerland is the world’s largest international wealth management center with an excellent reputation for safety and privacy. Liechtenstein, while part of European Union license passport, is implementing the most innovative legal framework for digital assets. It is here, where we are - at the right place, at the right time. The platform services include exchange trading and custody provided through fully owned subsidiary Smart Valor AG Liechtenstein (FL-0002.596.088-9) and non-custodial brokerage services provided through Smart Valor AG Switzerland (CHE-306.481.585 / HR).

Leadership team

Olga Feldmeier

Founder and
CEO

Olga Feldmeier

Christened by the media as Bitcoin Queen of Switzerland, due to her role as advisor to the government of Switzerland on topics of blockchain regulation (part of Fintech roundtable group), Olga is a visionary entrepreneur who focuses on the intersection of banking and blockchain technology. She is formerly Managing Partner at Xapo (bitcoin startup – Switzerland/USA), Executive Director: Wealth Management Division of UBS (Switzerland), VP Corporate Strategy at Barclays Capital (London), and a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (Germany). Olga is an acknowledged entrepreneur, speaker and global influencer, nominated as “Top 100 Digital Shaper” by BILANZ (CH), “Top Blockchain Influencer” by lattice80, “Top 100 Women in Business” by UBS (CH), and more.

Oliver Feldmeier

COO

Oliver Feldmeier

An expert in digital transformation, Oliver has a strong background in managing large scale technology projects in the financial sector. Previous roles include Founder and Managing Director of Verto Advisory (Switzerland) and Technology Advisor at Capgemini (Germany). He holds an MBA from EGADE, Tec de Monterrey, Mexico and a Masters Degree from Reutlingen University, Germany.

Thomas Felber

CTO

Thomas Felber

With over 12 years of experience building custom software products and solutions for multiple industries, Thomas Co-founded and was Head of IT at BeeZero, the Linde Group’s hydrogen-powered car-sharing initiative in Germany. Thomas was additionally the Co-founder and Managing Partner of software development and IT consultancy Tekaris and a Senior IT Consultant for enterprise application integration in multiple industries.

Alexandra Sowa

Head of Legal and
Compliance

Alexandra Sowa

A licensed lawyer with 15+ years of experience in banking supervisory, investor protection and post-trade transparency (FATCA, MiFID II, MAR). During the five years prior to SMART VALOR, Alexandra led a regulatory requirements team and was in charge of the development of compliant business and customer-oriented solutions across HSBC Global Private Bank. Before that, she was Head of Compliance Operations at Zurich Insurance.

Davide Carboni

Senior Blockchain
Architect

Davide Carboni

A technical leader with many years of experience acquired at the intersection of research and industry. He worked for companies like Intel Corporation / Labs Europe (IE and UK), Tiscali (IT), CRS4 (IT) and Laboratoire IXL (FR). Davide holds a PhD in computer science. He designed and developed several applications in the blockchain and IoT space. Author of more than 30 scientific papers, two books, and 8 pending patents, Davide was also a Co-founder of IoT startup paraimpu.com and consultant of multiple blockchain related projects. Additionally, he is on the Blockchain Advisory Board of IIB Council.

Advisors and Contributing Experts

Matthew Roszak

Leading Blockchain
Investor

Matthew Roszak

David Johnston

Chairman of the Board at Factom Inc

David Johnston

John Henry Clippinger

Research scientist
MIT Media Lab

John Henry Clippinger

Yessin Schiegg

CFO Status.io

Marius Messerli, PhD

Founder at Mindliner
AG

Marius Messerli, PhD

Markus Rinderer

Founding Partner
Current (VC) Founder

Denis Shulakov

1 st Vice President
Gazprombank

Denis Shulakov

Alain Falys

Serial entrepreneur
and investor

Alain Falys

Daniel Kornitzer

EVP & Chief Business
Development Officer
Paysafe Group

Daniel Kornitzer

Ron Chiong

Impact investor, ex-
securities regulator
and ex-trader

Ron Chiong

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