CAPITAL NEEDS – many companies are lost at sea when it comes to knowing where and how to fundraise. Whether seeking funding, investment or venture capital, or developing an investment strategy, business or financial plan, we can help
COMMUNICATION NEEDS – ensuring your company is properly positioned and clearly understood, identifying the best strategic fit all need to be on course. Product specs are straight-forward; convincing people to buy your product is less so
COMMUNITY AND CUSTOMER ACQUISITION NEEDS – deploying innovative technological solutions is pretty straight forward, but seeking out customers and building a raving fan base is not plain sailing
Pavel is the driving force behind Ancore. Passionate about growth and innovation, he has extensive experience of working with start-up and scale-up founders, taking them to the next level. Among his key skills are strategy setting, investor relations and demand generation.
Throughout his career, Pavel has continually pushed himself to be his most creative self, and he loves exploring new frontiers. With excellent communication skills, he has an aptitude for fostering and maintaining meaningful relationships with a wide variety of incredible individuals. As a self-confessed fan of all things tech, Pavel is determined to use his passion for monitoring emerging technology solutions and their practical application in the commercial environment to deliver efficiency, productivity and sustainable growth.
Pavel is the creator and host of The White Spaces Show, an online medium through which he quenches his thirst for technology trends and innovation initiatives.
Valentina is an experienced team and corporate leader, with an engineering mindset and a love for making connections. With over 15 years of experience in finance and supply chain and an in-depth knowledge of the business climate, she is expert at nurturing her environment through creating relationships and focusing on the right communication flows and processes.
Valentina believes that to see the results we want in our business, life and in the world, we need to start by taking small and steady actions that build diverse and inclusive culture. Always on the lookout for learning opportunities she is currently enrolled in the executive MBA at the University of Strathclyde International Centre in Zurich.
Alex is in charge of client management, capital searches, and large-scale private equity/venture capital opportunities.
He has 30+ years of professional banking experience within Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Private Equity.
Alex has Successfully built, re-organized, and lead various banking departments for international companies like JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, and Credit Suisse.
Over his last 15 years Alex led various teams as Country & Regional Head, also as Managing Director with the main focus on multi assets sales, relationship management, Family & Multi-Family offices services, and Private Equity Solutions.
Alex has a strong and long-standing broad network across various industries and countries and holds a bachelor degree in banking ( Bankfachwirt IHK).
Jiri was a CEO of the Swiss franchise of CreativeDock company builder, reaching a revenue of 2.1 and 5.4 mio CHF in 2019, 2020. Successfully pushing innovation in the fields of banking, insurance, e-health, AI and crypto. Before that Jiri was leading liquidity risk praxis for KPMG, EY and had various management roles in banking. Jiri’s combines unique knowledge across IT, risk, regulation, treasury, finance, product, marketing and GtM. Among other, Jiri was also leading the team which implemented the first FINMA approved AML engine for crypto.
Chandler has extensive experience in building machine learning, open-source intelligence (OSINT), and alternative data programs in organizations such as the EU Commission, EU Parliament, Walmart and HSBC. He was HSBC’s Global Head of Data Science Innovation.
Chandler’s educational pedigree is impressive. He has an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management as well as an MA from the University of Kent where his research quantified political trends and framing with machine learning, alternative data and graph analysis. He also achieved a BA from St. Cloud State. He truly believes machine intelligence can be the foundation of every decision, product and strategic process.
Daria is leading ANCORE marketing team to offer our clients a full spectrum of marketing and communications support. Whether you want to find the best market fit and position your product, create a selling pitch deck to win over any VC, craft a brand communication strategy or establish a strong social media presence - she can do that and more!
Daria has extensive international experience in the media and entertainment industry, brand licensing and marketing. Before joining ANCORE, Daria has been managing Riki Group content licensing in Latin America and the Middle East and oversaw Masha and the Bear multimillion dollars brand licensing program across EMEA at Animaccord.
Daria has a MSc degree in Management from Moscow State University, specializing in Entrepreneurship and Project management.
Bertrand is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and senior corporate manager in digital health, med-tech and services. Most of his work has focused on co-creating and implementing pragmatic, creative solutions for go-to-market strategies, market development, fundraising and new venture creation. He has extensive experience advising clients ranging from early stage entrepreneurs to SMEs and blue chip companies.
As an investor, Bertrand’s interests lie in digital health, digital media and impact investing. He has an MBA from IMD in Switzerland, and a Masters from the London School of Economics.
A creative artist and graphic designer based in Odessa, Ukraine. Kateryna grew up with a passion for drawing and artistic pursuits of all kinds.
She has a higher education in journalism but chose to pursue her passion, design, instead. She has been working as a freelance designer over 6 years and also in cryptocurrency industry for 4 years, focusing on corporate identity and illustration. Kateryna is well versed in design trends and usability with a strong skills in Adobe Illustrator, she is focusing on clean attractive design. Kateryna also studies psychology at a professional level,practicing yoga and meditations.
Design is something she does before going to bed, and something she can’t wait to do in the mornings. There is always an image, new picture, or some creative idea running through her head.
Tristan is ANCORE’s Web-designer and Front-end developer based in Amsterdam, Holland. He combines two completely different but complementary areas: technical and creative.
Tristan is one of those rare professionals who can deliver awesome results in extremely tight deadlines.
Outside of work he’s keen on sports, watching old movies, and going out in Amsterdam.
Daniel is an expert in Product Design and Innovation Consultant. He helps full-stack tech startups and innovation enthusiasts reduce risk in the market by adopting an innovation mindset, implementing processes that strive for improvement and challenging the way we do things as well as designing user-centric products and services that solve overlooked problems and increase the likelihood of market success.
He uses methodologies like: Design Thinking, Design Sprints, Lean Startup, Hacking Growth, Business Model Generation, and many others.
His prototyping tools:
3D Modelling & DFMA - Solidworks, OnShape & Keyshot
Hardware & Electronics - Arduino, Sparkfun, Pololu, Texas Instrument, Raspberry Pi
Digital Products - Figma, Webflow, Adobe Xd
Anna is ANCORE’s Operational and Inside Sales manager, who knows everything about understanding, managing and operating all the working processes for the team.
She also supports with client management and easily copes with multi tasking processes.
Before joining the ANCORE team - Anna worked in B2B sales and understands the importance of client relationships and works to build approaches individual to the client. She is quick and self learner, team player and is always result oriented.
Anna is a lady from Western Ukraine who has a passion in client relations and management.
Anna has a degree in Project Management from Lviv Polytechnic National University.
In her free time she likes to travel, visit interesting places and try new things outside the house.
Oksana is ANCORE’s Social Media Manager with the ability to efficiently create strategies. She is responsible for managing all aspects of social distribution including developing and implementing SMM strategy, formulating content strategy, scheduling content, community management, and optimising posts for engagement and search, as well as managing reporting and analytics.
Before joining ANCORE and working in the B2B sector Oksana worked in e-commerce. She executed social media paid campaigns and grew social media followings.
Working in this area, has meant that Oksana has developed a number of important professional skills including good knowledge of the Social Media Environment, building an analytical mindset, self-learning, and strong attention to detail.
Sandy McLean is an international public relations and public affairs expert with 20+ years’ experience working in Washington, Paris, Brussels and London. She launched Sandy McLean PR after 15 years with Fleishman-Hillard International Communications and affiliated companies, working for clients around the world. Sandy left the Fleishman family in 2002 to set up a PR, internal communications and public affairs consultancy based in the UK.
Sandy provides international PR and public affairs consultancy with a network of relationships and alliances throughout Europe, former Soviet Union and North America. Clients include top brands, SMEs, charities, NGOs, government entities and trade associations.
Results driven Finance Project Manager with extensive experience in financial management of SMEs, methods of quantitative analysis and leading collaborative teams to successful investment project implementation. Experienced in financial reporting for senior stakeholders including government agencies, venture investors and start-up companies.
Attracted over $2M in funding for Research & Development for Nanotechnology Center; Spearheaded $4.6M project to create innovative infrastructure for business incubation of start-ups in the field of Internet-of-Things, micro- and nanoelectronics. Led $50M investment project and established the Zelenograd Nanotechnology Center which generated over 60 engineering jobs and a line on manufacture of CMOS technology microchip prototype. Directed implementation of $7M system development for automated distribution and control of heating and electricity; system installed in multiple multi-level buildings in Russian cities.
Experienced Senior Executive/Director with a demonstrated history of joining during startup - expansion phases. Worked within the insurance (life/pension), alternative investments, fund management, FinTech/Blockchain, financial services, and aviation industry.
Skilled in Business Development, Corporate Strategy, Management, Sales (complex and technical sales), Marketing, FinTech, InsurTech, Enterprise architecture.
Holds a certificate to serve as Board of Director/key-management functions with EU-based insurance organizations.
Andreas has extensive experience with startups, strategy building, IT and discovering the needs of SMEs and multinational companies like PwC, Deloitte, Porsche, Erste Group, Sparda Bank, or HypoVereinsbank. He co-founded two startups, one in Chicago (Nullafi – focusing on data security and privacy) and one in Switzerland (actesy - focusing on data integrations, data migrations, and data management in general) while acting as CEO of actesy. Besides that, he consulted different startups and companies and was part of the board of a Swiss ERP company.
Andreas has a Master in Law & Economics as well as a Master in Accounting and Finance from University of St.Gallen, is a certified business teacher and graduates as Ph.D. at University of St.Gallen in September 2021 on the topic of Open Banking (PSD2) and its legal impact.
Peter has over 15 years of experience spanning across business analysis, software engineering, and enterprise architecture. He was co-founder of Semanta startup, later acquired by major industry player Alteryx. He then became director of technology and product management at Alteryx. Currently, he only engages in the projects which he finds interesting from the technology and business
point of view.
Zdenek has more than 20 years as a senior enterprise architect. Building multiple banking solutions (Sberbank, Homecredit). On the swiss market designed and developed AML engine for a FINMA licensed crypto bank. Living proof that cutting edge IT solution does not need to cost millions first to bring revenues.
Karel is ex-McKinsey, CFO, COO, CIO in various banking groups (Citi, Raiffeisen, Sberbank). Currently on a mission to redesign IT landscape as we know through via truly modular and AI-driven middle layer platform without the necessity of API integrations. First modules successfully powered Akcenta European FX & Payment provider which was recently acquired by Raiffeisen bank.
Matous is a multidisciplinary Designer and Web Developer with over 10 years of experience. He is responsible for a team of designers, developers, and creatives, producing digital and outdoor advertising campaigns and web solutions ranging from microsites to complex systems. Worked on multiple company-building initiatives with CreativeDock CH.
Tom is Creative Director, Product & Experience Focused Designer, and Entrepreneur. He has more than 11 years of experience with rethinking and rebuilding products and user experiences. Over the years he has won multiple design awards. Designed law office doc. mng. Single Case. Worked on multiple company building initiatives with CreativeDock CH.
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