Focus on the value-add to the customer!
Industry leaders always start with the customer in mind and work backward from there. As a company, we work vigorously to earn and keep customer trust – we obsess over their pain points. At the same time, we also constantly benchmark our solution to the demands of global conditions, societal needs, and the developments of our competitors.
Strive for excellence.
We want to be the best in everything we do and we refuse to take shortcuts. We see good results and outcomes merely as a starting point, not a complete end goal. By embracing failure as a means of growth, we set goals that we know are hard to reach. We understand that by pushing ourselves we can exceed expectations in meeting our goals.
We genuinely believe in the power of people; no individual can change the world alone. We cross-check our notions to create something more genuinely impactful. We treat all team members equally and we have a hundred percent trust in each other from the word ‘go’. Our jobs naturally evolve over time. We go the extra mile by helping each other and filling in the gaps where appropriate.
Be bold, but respectful!
We run towards challenges, act quickly and we accomplish the hardest things first. We are never afraid to challenge each other’s hypotheses, even if it makes us uncomfortable, but we always do so with respect. Though once a decision is made, we commit fully and we execute accordingly.
Meritocratic at heart.
Use logic. Exercise common sense. Dig into root causes. Design powerful and elegant solutions to real-world problems. We are not interested in egos, politics, age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and the like. We value our people solely based on their talent, their commitment, and their achievements.
"Stay Hungry, Stay Humble."
Alan is a Co-Founder of Aventus, a blockchain-based protocol reshaping digital assets including ticketing, loyalty and financial assets, to name a few. Before moving into Blockchain, Alan worked at Deloitte in the Entrepreneurial Business Department and macro hedge fund Brevan Howard. He completed a Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence at Imperial College London. His thesis investigated film rights distribution using blockchain in partnership with BAFTA.
"Fall 7, Rise 8."
Annika is a Co-Founder of Aventus, an open-source, decentralised protocol that revolutionises the way digital assets are issued, owned and managed across value chains. Before moving into Blockchain, Annika briefly worked at Goldman Sachs before completing a Master’s Degree in Physics at Imperial College London. Her thesis investigated Higgs Boson decays into Dark Matter in partnership with CERN.
Chief Technology Officer
“Put people first or fail.”
Andy completed his Bachelor of Science in Computing and Management at Loughborough University. After initially working as a developer, Andy moved into delivery and management after becoming disillusioned with how developers were treated. He embraced the Agile mindset early in his career and remains convinced that Agile methodologies are the key to producing great software. Andy has worked in, and for, start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs of various sizes.
Chief Operating Officer
“Deadlines get things done.”
“Shack” has worked in diverse Emerging Tech backgrounds delivering world-class transformative operations for over 15 years. He brought success to rising businesses through committed teams, aligned processes, and operational/financial efficiencies. Before his career in Operations, Shack completed a Master of Science degree in Genetics at the University of Cape Town.
“Drive for show, putt for dough.”
After qualifying as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, Oliver gained extensive experience across various HR, FP&A and Legal functions within Tech. He owned all stages of financial control by driving process improvements and tailor-made financial reporting to support businesses during extended periods of organic growth. Before his career in Finance, Oliver completed his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the University of St Andrews. He is also a keen golfer maintaining a single figure handicap.
VP Enterprise Sales
“Make each day your masterpiece.”
Having completed a Masters in Internet Computing for Business, Jesse’s enthusiasm and passion for People, Tech and Sales was clear to see in the early days. Jesse loves to help business leaders solve their most pressing tech-problems in an ever-changing, digital and data-driven era. He believes a sale is just the tip of the iceberg; the real reward comes from “7-Star CSAT” and through strong relationships built to last. Jesse believes life is a wonderful journey: do your best, learn continuously and wholeheartedly help others along the way to make our world a better place.
Head of Product
“Product management is about aligning the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the conditions for business viability.”
Andreea started her career in ERP implementation projects 12 years ago. She did a Master’s Degree in Political Economy. Andreea worked at the United Nations in Geneva before moving back into problem-solving using technology, which is where her passion lies. She had the privilege of working with the design company IDEO where she learned the value of design thinking. Andreea now applies this human-centered approach to Product Management. Able to empathise with different audiences, she solves problems users face.