Core Team

Chairman – TBC

Robert Steele (Founder & Business Development) – A serial entrepreneur with a background in software developments and investments, he has a number of business venture experiences under his belt and has a passion for early stage/start-up space.  He has worked with universities and private companies since 2010 and has raised UK based EIS and SEIS investment funds of up to €5m. He sold his first business at the age of 26 to Exxon (Esso UK) and his last exit was to IBM for a set of AI algorithms focused on big data in 2006.

Tobias Sperrin (Co-founder & Head of Blockchain) – Expert in the field of Tokenised Offerings and Distributed Ledger Technology.  He holds a Certificate in Blockchain Business Strategy from Saïd Business School at Oxford Uni. In 2018 he worked for Token Communities Plc consulting on token offerings including sports, entertainment, agricultural and commodity sectors, including a series of tokenisation projects for ASX-listed, exploratory stage mining firms.  He works on projects such as a metal-collateralised stablecoin, social media app, real estate investment trust, revolutionary EU banking provider, a London-based DEX and is a co-founder of The PIPE Company.

Torben Anderson (CTO) Over the last 20 years Torben has worked as a technology professional delivering major global financial services implementations. He started his career as a software engineer and now helps business leaders become the best innovators in their industry by creating highly effective teams, projects and systems.  He is passionate about making the impossible possible and committed to developing the future prosperity of blockchain.

Max von Etzdorf – Fund Advisor – Max is currently acting fund advisor to The PIPE Company LLC and has a strong Asset Management background with extensive multi-asset, multi-strategy exposure across Europe, Asia and North America combined with unique hands-on experience in emerging tech, digital assets, start-ups and frontier markets.

Natacha Rousseau (Head of PR & Marketing) – A blockchain enthusiast who leads press campaigns, speaking tours and investor roadshows for B2B and B2C blockchain-based companies. She has secured top-tier coverage for clients on business, consumer and crypto media outlets such as Bitcoin Magazine, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, Newsweek, CNBC, Fortune, The BBC, Forbes, HuffPost, Los Angeles Times, The International Business Times, Variety and VentureBeat.  Natacha helps women in technology and speaks regularly at tech and blockchain conferences to educate people about crypto and help drive its adoption.

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