Zug, Switzerland, 7 May 2019. Blockchain Valley Ventures (BVV), a Swiss accelerator and venture capital firm today announced the appointment of William Mougayar to its board of directors, General Partner at Virtual Capital Ventures, Board Member of OB1 and the Kin Foundation, researcher, blogger, and best-selling author of The Business Blockchain.
“On behalf of BVV and its Board of Directors, we are very excited to welcome William to the BVV family.” Stated Heinrich Zetlmayer, Founder and Managing Partner BVV. “William is a blockchain thought leader whose work has influenced and inspired many technology professionals around the world. He brings not only an impressive track record in the blockchain and technology sectors, but also a unique network in the North American start-up ecosystem. His deep understanding of the blockchain industry combined with business and strategic visionary will be a particular asset to BVV and its clients.”
“Blockchain Valley Ventures is a true innovator in the blockchain and alternative financing space. I am impressed by the capabilities of the team and the achievements they have accomplished within a short time, especially in the area of Security Token Offerings. With its knowledge, know-how and leadership, BVV has the potential to become a truly global player in the digital assets ecosystem and I look forward to working with such a talented team.” Commented William Mougayar.
William Mougayar will actively support BVV in its advisory and token offering projects as well as in BVV’s venture capital activities.
William Mougayar and Heinrich Zetlmayer will be attending the upcoming Token Summit, the fourth conference on the emerging token-based economy, on 16 May 2019 in New York City.
About William Mougayar
William Mougayar is a Toronto-based investor, researcher, blogger, and best-selling author of The Business Blockchain (Wiley, 2016, translated in 10 languages). He is a direct participant in the crypto-technology market, working alongside startups, entrepreneurs, pioneers, leaders, innovators, creators, enterprise executives and practitioners.
William is the General Partner at Virtual Capital Ventures, and currently on the Board of Directors of OB1, the OpenBazaar open source protocol that is pioneering decentralized peer-to-peer commerce, and the Kin Foundation, a leading in-apps cryptocurrency for digital services.
He is a former Board Advisor to the Ethereum Foundation, Stratumn (France) and OMERS Ventures. He is an advisor or investor in several other leading blockchain organizations. William is the founder of The Token Summit, and manages WMX, a cryptocurrency index fund on ICONOMI. He blogs regularly about the present and future of blockchains at Startup Management.
Previously, he held senior positions at Hewlett-Packard, Cognizant and AberdeenGroup, and he founded 3 startups, CYBER Management, Eqentia, and Engagio.
About Blockchain Valley Ventures (BVV)
Blockchain Valley Ventures is a Swiss accelerator and venture firm developing and investing in blockchain-enabled businesses with offices now in Zug, Zurich, Singapore and London.
A spin-off from Lykke Corporation, a pioneer in blockchain-powered trading and blockchain-based business models, BVV is capitalising on disruptive blockchain technology and enabling innovative business solutions for growth companies and larger corporations.
Located and originated in the heart of the Crypto Valley in Zug, Switzerland, BVV operates within and supports the world’s most advanced and experienced ecosystem of blockchain companies, blockchain-experienced lawyers, auditors, tax advisors and financial regulators.
BVV’s strategy for funding new businesses is a hybrid of two different forms of financing, the traditional venture capital model and the newer Security Token Offering (STO) model.
The “Hybrid Model” of investing leverages on both traditional and novel financing to help BVV portfolio companies accelerate their growth and business development, offering significant benefits compared to more conventional investment mechanisms. As a champion of this hybrid model and of Security Token Offerings (STOs), BVV is uniquely positioned to offer support at various stages of development and expansion plans.
Within a very short time, BVV has established itself in the Swiss blockchain ecosystem, regarded as one of the most advanced blockchain ecosystems in the world, and has already successfully supported several companies in Switzerland in their token offerings.
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- Deyana Nedeva
- Blockchain Valley Ventures AG