@ Founder & CEO, CV VC
As a serial entrepreneur and investor Mathias Ruch has been involved in the digital startup scene for 20 years. Founder and CEO at CV VC (previously Lakeside Partners), a next generation investment company, where cutting-edge blockchain technology meets traditional venture capital. Co-Initiator of CV Competition, Europe’s largest Blockchain startup contest and Co-Founder of CV Labs, a co-working space and Blockchain incubator. Before turning his focus to blockchain, he built and exited several successful online and media companies such as FaroTV and Europe’s crowdsourcing pioneer Atizo. Mathias has co-founded the Swiss Blockchain Federation, where he serves as a Board Member and Chairman of the Expert Council. He is a driving force behind the development of the global blockchain startup ecosystem.