Management Team

Tao Bindslev

Tao Bindslev

CEO

Tao has a background as a corporate executive, venture capitalist and entrepreneur with 20 years experience and a track record of successfully building new technology businesses in venture backed startups. 

He is an astute strategic thinker, with a commitment to solving complex challenges with business as a force for good. He has a strong market acumen and an ability to authentically lead global organizations to create results with impact. 

Tao is an active participant in startup community as board member and investor. He holds an Executive MBA from SIMI and has studied executive courses at Harvard Business School.

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Group Vice President, Grundfos
Investment Partner, Vækstfonden
Business Development, Risø National Laboratory
Commercial Sales, Bang & Olufsen
Managing Director, Rainier Technology

Kristian Siggård-Jensen

Kristian Siggård-Jensen

Chief Economist & Founder

Kristian left a career in global investment banking pursue his dream of running his own company. He has a background as a fund manager, currency strategist and market maker in Luxembourg, USA and Denmark.

He has been trading proprietary trading algorithms with a 12 year winning streak averaging double digit returns. Furthermore, he was for a period of 3 years consistently ranked among the top 3 global forecasters in FX Weeks G10 currencies. Krisitian is recognized for his unconventional approach to trading and rigorous risk management discipline. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from Copenhagen University and Bachalors in Economics from Old Dominion University.

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Fund Manager, Ventura Capital
Fund Manager, Catella Bank
Head of FX Strategy, Saxo Bank
Options Market Maker, Saxo Bank
Quantitative Analyst, Wells Fargo

Team

Bo Henriksen

Bo Henriksen

Data Scientist

Bo leads the SaaS team on building the Blackbox App. 

He has over 15 years’ experience in large corporate organizations such as Grundfos and LEGO playing roles within R&D, Project Management, and Digital Business Development. For the past few years, Bo has advised and helped ICOs within the financial sector to successfully scale through social media marketing and PR using influencers and advertising.

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ICO advisor, Bodigi
Digital Lead, Lego
Global Prog Manager, Grundfos
R&D Director, Nordic ID

Karim Jabbar

Karim Jabbar

Blockchain Scientist

Karim is currently doing doctoral work at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on industry applications of Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. 

He is an Associate Professor at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, where he has developed the curriculum for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship program with key players in the start-up ecosystem.

Prior to this he hald the position of Managing Director of Africa region in a travel company with USD 12 Million in turnover. He managed 40 employees and 100 freelancers located in 5 different countries.

Karim holds an M.Sc. in International Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. He is a Member of the Danish Standards Working Group on Blockchain.

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Industrial PhD Fellow, Copenhagen University
Founder, Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration
Associate professor, DIS
Managing Director, Albatros Africa
Young Expert Programme, European Commission

Antero Atilla

Antero Atilla

Senior Financial Analyst

Antero has spent his entire professional career in the financial markets, engaging various front office roles in 3 different continents. Having previously been in charge of Saxo Bank’s emerging market FX research and strategy, Antero broadened his expertise in this area at Danske Bank, crafting currency, option and interest rate strategies for both speculative as well hedging purposes for some of the largest Nordic institutions.              

Antero  holds a Masters degree in Business Economics from Pace University in New York and has engaged in post-graduate research work in Austrian Economics at Mises Institute in Alabama.

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Senior Emerging Markets Strategist, Danske Bank                                                                                                      Head EM FX Strategy, Saxo Bank Denmark
Head of APAC Account Manegement Desk, Saxo Bank Singapore
Credit Analyst, American Express, Helsinki, Finland                                                                                                          Associate professor, Berkeley College, New York City

Mathilde Wester

Mathilde Wester

UX Designer

Mathilde is a digital designer with a user experience focus. She specializes in website and app design with an emphasis on industrial and business sectors.

She leads the Blackbox design project at Nordic Crypto. She works with developers and management to design simply and reliable functionality UX interfaces for institutional investors. Mathilde is also a multimedia designer and runs her own company called “The Maker”. Her clients include startup companies in Denmark.

She is currently enrolled at Business Academy Aarhus due to finish her Bachalor degree in Digical Concept Development in 2018.

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UX Designer, Nordic Crypto
Founder,
The Maker
Junior Consultant Digital Design, Creuna
Graphic Designer, Chromaviso
Photostudio Graphic Assistant, Miinto

 

Board

Palle Viby Mogensen

Palle Viby Mogensen

Chairman

Palle is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and professional board chairman. He has more than 25 years experience as venture capitalist, business development, marketing, and sales in entrepreneurial tech companies. He has worked in the following sectors: software, networking, hosting, ERP, communications, market research and venture capital.

In his capacity as investor or professional board member, he has served on more than 20 companies since 1999.

He holds an Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Strategic Planning from Copenhagen Business School.

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Partner and owner, Pronestor
Partner and Chairman, SecureNetwork
Partner and Chairman, Userneeds
Partner, 2M Invest
Managing Director, Boxman
Marketing Director, PPU Maconomy
Marketing Manager, ScanView

Claus E. Kotasek

Claus E. Kotasek

Member of the Board

Claus has lead 6 companies as CEO or Managing Director with more than 20 years experience in Nordic and Global technology companies. He has exensive board development experience as chairman or board member of 17 companies. He holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration from SIMI. Prior to this he earned a Diploma from Niels Brock and Elektroniker from Københavns Erhvervsakademi. 

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Founder and CEO, Clembek Management
CEO, SMS Passcode
Commercial Director, Technical Traffic Solutions
Managing Director, Aastra
Managing Director, Ascotel
Executive Vice President, Ascom Denmark
Vice President, Ascom Nordic
Head of Division, ELPEFA
Technical Support Manager, Louis Poulsen & Co. 
Head of Datacom Department, Segerlin Christensens Eftf. 

Investors

Merete Lundbye Møller

Merete Lundbye Møller

Lead Investor

Merete is our lead angel investor and she played a key role in closing the seed investment round along with 25 other independent investors. She is a partner at Sunstone and the General Counsel with more than 22 years of experience. She is engaged in all stages of the venture capital investment process.

Prior to joining Sunstone, Merete practiced law at Gorrissen Federspiel for nine years, focusing on her specialty in M&A, as well as corporate and general contract law.

Merete holds a number of directorships, including positions as deputy chair of TV2 Danmark A/S, chair of Bulitt Film ApS and board member in Greenland Holding A/S.

Merete is a member of both the New York Bar and the Danish Bar and she holds an LL.M. from New York University School of Law and University of Århus.

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Partner & General Counsel, Sunstone Capital
Head of Legal Department, Vækstfonden
Attorney at Law, Gorrissen Federspiel Kierkegaard
Corporate Counsel, Danfoss

Shareholders and investors