Meet the FNDZ Team!
FNDZ is the first DeFi social trading platform on the blockchain that facilitates copy trading by connecting retail investors with a network of experienced, proven, and profitable traders. The FNDZ team’s vision is to create a platform where new traders can learn from or piggyback on the success of experienced investors, benefiting everyone involved.
We wanted this vision to be front and center in the early stages of the project. Now that we’re further along, we’re excited to unveil our full team! With decades of experience in traditional finance, entrepreneurship, brokerage, and cryptocurrency trading, our team’s talents are tailored to the task of developing the world’s best DeFI copy trading platform.
Everything You Need to Know about FNDZ: HERE
Valentino Cremona — Operations & Tech
Valentino is the Operations & tech contributor of FNDZ. He is in charge of operations and making sure that all departments operate smoothly and frictionlessly. Previously he was the CEO and founder of AMDAX, the first cryptocurrency company in the Netherlands to obtain custody and exchange licenses from the Dutch central bank. With an academic background in both business and psychology, he launched his investment and trading career at a young age in the early Bitcoin days.
Matthew McElligott —Product
Matthew is the Product contributor of FNDZ. He is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and consultant within the finance, technology & blockchain industries. From a young age, he has been trading markets and building quantitative trading strategies. Having worked closely with venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, banks & crypto exchanges he brings diverse experience across a broad range of asset classes to the FNDZ project. Matthew lives between New York, London, and South Africa.
Robert de Pater —legal
Robert is a lawyer specializing in corporate law and the owner of Gimbrere Advocaten, a law firm with five offices in the Netherlands and Spain. Within the FNDZ project Robert advises the team across all legal fields; creates and maintains the terms and conditions of both the token and platform sides; and oversees all contracts and legal documentation.
Robert Ligthart — Design
Robert is the Creative contributor of FNDZ. He is a product designer with a passion for marketing and a firm belief in the importance of designing for people interacting with the brand instead of designing for the brand. Having worked with UI/UX from the age of 12, it has turned out that Robert’s experience and background are tailored to fit his responsibilities within the FNDZ project.
Edwin Verbeek — Data
Edwin is the Data contributor of FNDZ. He has years of experience within the retail sector as product expert for Dyson, and within the financial markets as both a successful trader and investor as well as a financial data analyst and data collector at the RFX Wealth Group.
Adem Yazid —Communications
Adem has years of experience in web development and branding. He has been using these skills to help companies set up the tools necessary to succeed as a strong brand on the global stage. Adem brings his team, skills, and experience to his current FNDZ Communications Contributor.
Gianni Fama — Backup Design
Born and raised in Eastern Sicily, Gianni brings nearly a decade of UX & UI design experience and a strong humanistic background to his current FNDZ Backup Design contributor. His portfolio and previous clients include Juventus FC, Mediaset, ENGIE, BBC EM, Poste Italiane, TIM, Roche, and Barilla.
Filippo Balsano — Content & Social
Filippo has over three years of marketing experience in the blockchain, DeFi, and NFT space. Previously, Filippo spent more than a year as a Binance Angel at Binance.com, organizing meetups and managing the Binance Italian community.
Miles Wert —
Miles was born in Spain and raised in Germany where he found his love for film and video production. After attending film school in San Francisco, Miles entered the workforce as an editor for a creative agency. His freelance portfolio continues to grow as he works on marketing and music videos for top record labels (including Republic, Concord, Universal) alongside any other work he feels passionate about.
Sebastian Porsdam Mann — Content
Sebastian is an applied philosopher and legal academic. He holds undergraduate and doctoral degrees in philosophy, experimental psychology, neuroscience, and neuroethics from the University of Cambridge. Following postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Medical School and the Universities of Oxford and Copenhagen, he is currently pursuing another doctorate in human rights law at Oxford as well as general legal training at BPP University. Sebastian is a co-founder and chief academic officer at A&BC Consulting.
Maximilian Schmid — Content
Max is an entrepreneur and academic. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Munich Business School and a Masters in Management from the IE Business School in Madrid. He has co-authored academic papers, commentaries, and reports on the human right to science, blockchain, and scientific freedom. Max is a co-founder and chief executive officer at A&BC Consulting. He currently occupies the position of managing director at Cosana Europe.