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Meet the 10 Startups from F10 Switzerland Acceleration Batch II

F10 Switzerland Acceleration Batch II Graduates
As you know, we are currently accelerating the second batch of highly innovative technology Startups from around the world here at F10 Switzerland. Now we would like to invite you to our virtual Startup Showcase, to meet or re-meet the 10 amazing Startups we have worked with over the last 3 months. Use the join code F10PP2021 to sign up now and start networking.
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F10 Switzerland Acceleration Batch II Graduates

Meet the Startups

Crymbo
Assuming you have your finger to the pulse of the digital economic worlds, you will undoubtedly know that there is a technological and financial revolution underway - Digital assets are the next step in revolutionizing our economy. Financial institutions (FI) do not offer digital assets today, thereby leaving massive financial gaps; fortunately for us this creates incredible growth opportunities for our company, as we can offer them all with our B2B solution, so they might serve the huge 99% untapped clients, that haven’t bought digital assets. Thousands of various financial institutions globally, would like to offer digital assets as a new source of revenue and diversification. However, those FIs face many market barriers, such as cost, knowhow, regulation, and in some cases the complete restructuring how they do business. Crymbo is a SaaS-B2B-Network solution, tailor made for financial institutions, that is bringing digital asset trading to a any financial institution and targeting everyone !
Meet the founders
Tal Amram
Tal Amram
20 years of leadership Experience, Previous CEO and VP positions with Global companies. Tal served as VP of BD for a global startup & was CEO a Media company (Getty Images Israel) and a software company (Guardian - the largest Microsoft partner in Israel).
Eyal Daskal
Eyal Daskal
Serial Entrepreneur with Career history in financial services. Eyal is a co-founder and managing partner of IBI ILS Partners Ltd and was a managing partner of ILS Brokers, one of the top dealers worldwide in interbank Shekel products that was successfully sold to a leading financial institution.
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Claus Skaaning
Claus Skaaning
Claus has a PhD in computer science and a background as serial entrepreneur.
Yuriy Zubarovskiy
Yuriy Zubarovskiy
Yuriy is also a serial entrepreneur with many years experience in technology and innovation.
Mette Kibsgaard
Mette Kibsgaard
Mette is an experienced marketeer with experience from both Asia and Europe.
Edgeless Systems
At Edgeless, our mission is to build an open-source and cloud-native software stack for confidential computing. Someone's got to do it. We have unique skills and now is the right time. Confidential Computing adds a so far missing key-ingredient: secure, isolated, and verifiable processing of data on any computer. While this may sound a little abstract, it is a game changer. Finally, we are able to process data in the cloud or elsewhere while having assurance that the intended operation is executed and that no one can see or alter their data. This solves a range of problems and enables exciting new applications, e.g., with regard to personal data and AI.
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Felix Schuster
Felix Schuster
As a student, Felix Schuster was one of the first employees of the cybersecurity startup Zynamics, which was acquired by Google. After a short time as consultant in Vienna, he decided to pursue a PhD in information security. During a research visit to Microsoft, he designed one of the first Confidential Computing systems for the cloud in 2013. After graduating with distinction, Felix joined Microsoft’s then newly established Confidential Computing group. At Edgeless Systems, he has the role of the CEO, but also keeps a close eye on the tech.
Thomas Tendyck
Thomas Tendyck
Thomas Tendyck worked several years on the core engine of the leading G Data anti-malware solution, which is shipped to millions of endpoints on a rolling release cycle. He is able to create high-quality commercial code on virtually all layers of the modern software stack, be it performance optimizations in raw machine code or the implementation of an intuitive REST-API on the web. He has a profound understanding of the inner workings of Confidential Computing and knows how to bend these to deliver top-of-the-line security and performance. At Edgeless Systems, he has the role of CTO.
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Frank Wendt
Frank Wendt
Frank Wendt is the CEO of FQX and is known to be a finance expert with across the board experience in over 25 years within trade, finance, risk management, cash and working capital.
Benedikt Schuppli
Benedikt Schuppli
Benedikt Schuppli currently holds the position as COO and attorney-at-law at FQX and has extensive experience in the FinTech space as well as a creative lawyer and entrepreneur with multi- year experience in FinTech, Blockchain-based trading markets and banking.
Stephan D. Meyer
Stephan D. Meyer
Dr. Stephan D. Meyer is currently the CPO and Chief Legal Engineer at FQX and is an expert in asset tokenization & legal engineering.
Philipp von Randow
Philipp von Randow
Dr. Philipp von Randow holds the position of General Counsel and is a retired Partner with the global lawfirm Latham & Watkins in both Frankfurt and Doha. He has excellent connections in the world of global finance and is an expert in debt finance deals.
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Tony McCormack
Tony McCormack
Tony McCormack, co-founder and CEO of Joulica, was previously an R&D Leader at Avaya. Prior to this, he held leadership positions in both start-ups and multinational corporations. He obtained a PhD in Engineering from the University of Warwick and holds over 80 analytics, customer experience and communications patents.
Joe Smyth
Joe Smyth
Joe Smyth, co-founder and CTO of Joulica, was previously a senior architect at Avaya. Prior to this, he held senior technical positions at Nortel, Microsoft and Digital. He studied Engineering Physics at Dublin City University and has been building mission critical and scalable software platforms throughout his career.
Diarmuid Leonard
Diarmuid Leonard
Diarmuid Leonard, co-founder and principal engineer at Joulica, was previously a senior architect with IBM. Prior to this, he held senior technical positions at Avaya and Nortel. He holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Ireland Galway and is an expert in event streaming and distributed systems.
MinerEye
MinerEye has developed a disruptive, award winning AI technology that tracks sensitive personal and business data in an organization's unstructured data repository. MinerEye has reimagined sensitive data security by offering a completely new way to look at unstructured data and identify it by its detailed entities. Employing computer vision to illuminate the masses of "dark data" that exist in organizational data repositories and in the cloud, MinerEye illuminates areas that would otherwise remain dark and invisible. MinerEye enables organizations to overcome the information governance, privacy and protection challenges. MinerEye’s customers may be found across financial, IT, manufacturing and other verticals worldwide.
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Yaniv Avidan
Yaniv Avidan
Yaniv has over 15 years of experience in the data analytics domain. He led several business units and corporate innovation teams in business intelligence, machine learning, big data and cyber security analytics. Yaniv led enterprise class cyber advanced analytics program at Intel, comprising of data scientists and cyber threat intelligence experts, reporting to C level executives. Prior to Intel, Yaniv managed an advanced battle field simulation program for the Israeli Ministry of Defense, partnering with Lockheed Martin and Cubic Defense Systems, developing a complex interdisciplinary system comprised of RT, Comm relay, and Advanced analytics components. Yaniv holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
Gideon Barak
Gideon Barak
Gideon is a serial entrepreneur and founder of companies with over 25 years of experience in the software, communications and information technology industries. He has held leading positions in many companies, including Co-founder and CEO of DSP Communications (NASDAQ: DSPC), acquired by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) in 1999 for $1.6 billion, founder and Chairman of Envara and Butterfly VLSI, acquired by Intel and Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) in 2004 and 2000, respectively. Gideon holds an MBA in finance and marketing from Tel-Aviv University in Israel.
Pinhas Rozenblum
Pinhas Rozenblum
Pinhas is a cyber expert with over 20 years of experience, serving as a CEO, CTO, CSO, VP R&D, and Cyber Systems Architect in various large scale projects and organizations. Prior to MinerEye, Pinhas was the Founder and CEO of Cybervision, a cyber consulting company to the government and IDF that was acquired by Verint (NASDAQ: VRNT). He also established the Cyber Security unit of Verint. Other positions included CTO and CSO at the Israel Government ISP responsible for establishing the Israel government cloud for G2G G2B SaaS, and Founder and CTO at Evision. Pinhas holds a B.Sc. in computer science from the Hebrew university.
Verif-y
Verif-y is a technology company that offers a new breed of identity, privacy, compliance and credentialing solutions to organizations and individuals around the world. Our technology solutions enable organizations and individuals to automatically process identity documents, professional certifications, accreditations, education verifications and much more, while allowing individuals to securely own and manage their data. Verif-y significantly automates the onboarding and identification processing efforts required by various regulations, while materially reducing an organization’s exposure privacy and compliance liabilities. Verif-y enables clients to manage risk while addressing compliance requirements through our industry leading, risk based, technology solutions.
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Ed Zabar
Ed Zabar
As an investment banker veteran, and a natural observer, Verif-y's founder Ed witnessed first-hand the gap in the accuracy of credential verification and the repercussions that occurred as a result of these inaccuracies. This sparked a sequence of ideas on how to address this issue and thus, Verif-y was created.
Elimity
Elimity uncovers the power of identity intelligence and identity AI. We help security and identity professionals automate access decisions by applying data analytics and machine learning to their existing identity data. Elimity opens up new and better possibilities to understand a company’s access risk posture, automatically monitor key risk indicators, clean up employees’ access, pre-process access reviews and automate access requests. Leading companies in all industries — from tech to banking — choose for Elimity to put their identity data to work. Because identity governance alone is no longer enough.
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Willem De Groef
Willem De Groef
Willem is responsible for the company's business strategy. Willem is a driven leader determined to win. He is a computer scientist by education and obtained a PhD in secure software engineering from the University of Leuven. As the founder and manager of a triathlon team he gained management experience and knows what it takes to lead a team to victory.
Maarten Decat
Maarten Decat
Maarten leads the company's product strategy and product development. Maarten is a skilled engineer experienced in both leadership and entrepreneurship. He obtained a PhD in secure software engineering about efficient and scalable access control. He has a strong sense of product vision and knows how to translate this into a winning engineering team.
Wouter Joosen
Wouter Joosen
Wouter is a seasoned entrepreneur in the field of IT and IT security. He is a former co-founder and COO of Ubizen (acquired by Verizon Business Solutions), one of the former market leaders in managed security services. Wouter is also former co-founder of Luciad, a global leader in software solutions for Geographical Information Systems. In addition to Elimity, Wouter is a full professor at the imec-DistriNet research group of the University of Leuven and a board member at Inmanta.
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Astyanax Kanakakis
Astyanax Kanakakis
Astyanax has spent more than 12 years in Finance and Consulting, most recently as Associate Partner in McKinsey & Company, specializing in banking and corporate finance. He was previously Chief Commercial Officer in KnCGroup, the bitcoin blockchain pioneer, and Chairman of the Board in XBT Provider, the global leader in cryptocurrency ETNs. Astyanax holds a BSc. in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering from University College London, an MSc in Advanced Computing from Imperial College, an MSc in Information Systems Management from London School of Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Vitalii Demianets
Vitalii Demianets
Vitalii is a full stack software architect, with a specialization in blockchain protocols and embedded software. Before founding norbloc, Vitalii was the lead developer of KnCMiner, and prior to that spent 15 years as the Head embedded software engineer at telecom equipment manufacturer Factor-SPE in Ukraine. Vitalii holds a MSc in Applied Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT).
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Marc Hauser

Head F10 Switzerland

Deborrah Schaer

Program & Startup Success Lead

Magdalena Tuta

Program Success Lead

Joëlle Stocker

Ecosystem Lead

Michael Katz

Partner Success Lead
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