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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.  ”

R. Buckminster Fuller, author, inventor and architect

Meet the Crew

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Owen O Driscoll

Chief Executive Officer

An entrepreneur since 23, with experience in Operations. Studied Horticultural Science. Links green innovation, Finance & ESG with operations and new tech.

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Pearse Ryan

General Counsel

20 years in Ireland's largest law firm. Specializes in FinTech, cyber security/ fraud, digital transformation and e-commerce.

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Pete Townsend

Managing Director - Techstars Accelerator  - NonExecutive Director - Coinbase

25+ years’ experience in global financial services. Special focus on startup & enterprise-level with companies such as BNP Paribas, Fidelity Investments, Coinbase.


Nikola Stojanow

Co-Founder Aeternity Blockchain

Nikola is a partner at MCC Capital, a Blockchain, AI, Machine learning and Cyber Security focused fund & Vitosha Venture Partners, 

Nikola is the co-founder of aetenrity blockchain, Director of the Aetenrity Foundation and founder of Aeternity Ventures, 

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Arjan van Eersel

Chief Technology Officer

Arjan was managing partner at a corporate services firm and co-founder and CTO of a blockchain development company. A scrum master,(certified) developer for several blockchain technologies, expertise in business consulting, system architecture, software development, corporate services.


Tiana Whitehouse 

Regulatory Compliance

EX Advisory consulting with KPMG  Financial Markets Authority (FMA),  Women in Cryptocurrency and a contributing member to the International Impact FinTech (GIFT) think tank.

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Eldar Mezbur

Governance & Institutional partnerships

20+ years’ experience in global institutional investment as  the Global Head of Covered Bonds for Goldman Sachs and former Director at Barclays Capital.

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