Founder – CIO
I studied political philosophy and history at the University of Auckland. Shortly afterwards I emigrated from New Zealand to the Netherlands in 2013. During this time I discovered cryptocurrencies in which I immersed myself more and more. This led to investing and trading in cryptocurrencies and the creation of a bitcoin mining operation in 2014.
Nowadays, I devote myself full time to cryptocurrencies, doing fundamental analysis with a focus on the underlying governance models. Cryptocurrencies require a multidisciplinary approach to understand them, but also to successfully invest in them. I expect this new technology to become more widely adopted, with capital investments making a real contribution to building the infrastructure needed for such greater mass adoption.
Through writing articles and giving lectures, I regularly participate in the public debate surrounding cryptocurrency. I am also a voting member of Bitcoin Unlimited, and an outspoken proponent of larger blocks in Bitcoin. It is an exciting time in history, I am happy to be a part of it and help to further this amazing technology.
Wilhelm spent most of his professional career in strategic consultancy in Austria, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. During his time he gained a lot of experience in strategic planning, fund raising and management as well as legislative frameworks. First encountering blockchain and cryptocurrencies, while researching for UBI and better voting governance systems. Wilhelm found the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain as the new frontier in tech and finance.
He is aligning his experience from the more “traditional” financial sector and the crypto/blockchain field. Bringing his vision and experience to full use as the Managing Director of Cyber Capital. As Managing Director, Wilhelm is responsible for all operational and financial activities of the fund.
My long history in financial services, financial supervision and consulting to financial enterprises, have brought me a broad experience. Working before for the AFM (Autoriteit Financiële Markten), Implementing Market Abuse Directive and many other aspects of “issuing companies”; involved in supervision of trading platforms (a.o. Euronext); other projects regarding financial products.
Cyber Capital has a long track record, a rarity in the market, and is one of the only companies in this field that is registered with the AFM. This brought Gert to take the lead at Cyber Capital Chief Financial Officer.
After my studies in Rotterdam I worked at NV Deli Maatschappij for more than 8 years, as an executive assistant to the CEO. In this position I operated on a board level, coordinating interests of stakeholders, events and management workshops. After enjoying this position for a number of years I decided to spread my wings. I was asked for a new position at NIBC bank, yet before starting my new position I chose to travel Asia for a couple of months. Traveling is a favourite pastime of mine, and next to it being a fun travel experience it gave me the opportunity to reflect and grow. At NIBC I was – among other activities – involved in organising numerous client events and a wide range of other responsibilities.
In 2017, I was introduced to the world of cryptocurrencies through friends. Already I had worked in traditional and established companies for a number of years. Perhaps also because of my sense of adventure, I became increasingly interested in pursuing a new career in an innovative startup environment. Late 2017, I was approached for this exciting position with Cyber Capital where, as part of a fun team, I am currently involved in a variety of operational tasks and responsibilities. I find it very exciting to be part of the early days of such an innovative set of technologies.
After my studies Computer Science, with a Master in Embedded Systems, at the Technical University of Eindhoven, I left for St. Petersburg, Russia in 2007. There I worked for five years as a technical project manager and consultant for a Dutch IT company, for which I worked an additional year in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2013, I started the company Orange Sputnik, together with my Ukrainian business partner, in Kiev. We provide the staffing of IT employees for Western European companies. Subsequently in 2015, I founded the Dutch company Flounders BV, with a Dutch business partner in the Netherlands. Flounders provides IT projects including websites, web applications and mobile apps. The development is being done from my current city of residence St. Petersburg, Russia.
My first encounter with cryptocurrencies was in 2013, when the Bitcoin was still at 100 euros. Unfortunately, due to my busy life as an entrepreneur, I have little time to keep me well informed about the subject matter. I therefore believe in the service offered by Cyber Capital, as cryptocurrencies require specific attention to be able to thoroughly understand them.