Most startups taking on the challenge of doing an ICO do so because they don’t have any alternatives: usually because either their ambitions are too high or their business acumen too low. But some companies do have a choice, and tonight we will hear from Robert Rogenmoser (CEO Securosys SA) first hand what the relevant factors where when deciding in favour of an ICO.
Naturally, this gets followed by a look from the investor’s side with Lidia Bolla (CEO Vision&) explaining why her company is so incredibly selective when it comes to investing in an ICO or buying cryptocurrencies.
All of that comes together in the subsequent panel discussion, moderated by Georgette Vun, with Désirée Müller contributing with her rich set of experience as an ICO consultant.
18.00 Door Opens
18.30 Speech Robert Rogenmoser: Growth Financing[masked] Speech Lidia Bolla "Bringing Reason to the Blockchain Hype"
19.10 Panel Discussion with Q&A
19.45 Networking/Drinks sponsored by CVA & Securosys
Speaker #1: Robert Rogenmoser
Dr Rogenmoser is founder, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Securosys SA, developer and producer of security network equipment. He held several executive and engineering positions in Silicon Valley startups and public companies including SuVolta, IDT, NovaTorque, Transmeta, Broadcom, SiByte and Intel. His experiences range from developing computer chips, to building up companies, managing large teams, and selling to customers all over the world. He has raised several tens of millions in Silicon Valley. Robert has a PhD and M.S. from ETH Zürich and an MBA from Santa Clara University, CA, USA.
Speaker #2: Lidia Bolla
Lidia is CEO and Co-Founder of vision&, a research-focused blockchain investment house. Before co-founding a startup in the field of machine learning applications, Lidia was Managing Partner of a Swiss advisory boutique specialized in quantitative finance. Earlier in her career she worked for major investment firms (J.P. Morgan, Swiss Re, Man Investments) in various asset management roles in Zurich, London and Hong Kong. Lidia holds a PhD from the University of St. Gallen, specializing in quantitative asset management.
Additional Panel Participant: Desirée Müller
Before co-founding Crypto Consulting AG, Désirée gained extensive knowledge as a fund manager for a large long/short European equity fund at Zurich-based GAM. Prior to this she was at Credit Suisse Asset Management on a Swiss Equity Fund and earlier as a relationship manager for wealthy individuals in the Private Banking division. Désirée holds a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University of St.Gallen.
Panel Moderation: Georgette Vun
Georgette owns her own advisory business on sustainable structuring for asset managers, small businesses and start-ups. Having spent over 17 years in banking and finance in Head L&C roles, in-house product counsel, as well as on the business side trouble-shooting complex transaction and product issues for UHNW client advisors, she now focuses on sharing with her clients knowledge and experience on the sustainable pathways to entrepreneurial success.