Decoding Impact: Can Blockchain Truly Revolutionize Sustainable Investments?

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 – Tuesday, October 3, 2023
11:00 – 12:00
Centre International de Conférences Genève - Seedstars Villa, Level-1

Enter the arena of blockchain disruption and impact investment. Is blockchain a real catalyst for transparency and change, or just a buzzword? How to unlock the onboarding of web2 communities onto blockchain-enabled products and unleash the potential of this technology? Engage in a fierce debate as we dissect its potential to reshape the landscape of sustainable investments.


Isaure Courcenet

Investor Relations and Partnerships - AgriLedger

Isaure Courcenet is Head of Investor Relations & Partnerships for AgriLedger, agrifood fintech at the intersection of smart data and blended finance, Isaure leads the carbon credit division's efforts in engaging with relevant stakeholders to further the decarbonisation agenda. She is also commissionned to research a new cyber-sovereign governmental standard, in partnership with the french Ministry of Home Affairs and with support from the European Commission.

Florian Rais

Founder & CEO - Criptonite Asset Management

Florian started his career at Bank Pictet in Geneva and then London where he became head of the investment department. With his strong entrepreneurial mindset, Florian founded different companies and became part of numerous boards and management teams. In 2018, he founded Criptonite Asset Management, a Swiss pioneer firm focused on digital asset management, authorized by FINMA.

Frederik Gregaard

Chief Executive Officer - Cardano Foundation

Frederik Gregaard is Chief Executive Officer of the Cardano Foundation, an independent, Swiss-based not-for-profit organization tasked with advancing the public digital infrastructure Cardano, while also contributing to the positive advancement of blockchain as a world-changing technology. A leader in fintech and blockchain, Mr. Gregaard has a background in banking, wealth management, and asset management.

Julian Gakpe

Private Equity Analyst - BPI

Julian Gakpe is Private Equity Analyst at BPI. Julian Gakpe is a crypto enthusiast aiming to ramp up traditional investment funds' commitment to the crypto / web 3 revolution. Currently working for the French sovereign fund in the fund of funds department, he is deploying a €100m pocket dedicated to promoting the French ecosystem in web 3. Before joining Bpifrance, Julien began his career in Tech investment banks and in crypto ETFs. He was self-taught fullstack web developer for 3 years and did a short stint at the 42 school in Paris. Julien holds a double master's degree in international finance and management from Toulouse Business School and completed the Blockchain and Decentralized Finance program at Ecole Polytechnique.

Yannis Baala

CEO - Erable

Yannis Baala is CEO at Erable. Yannis is specialized in innovative financial models mixing tech & positive impact approaches. He is the co-founder and CEO of Erable, an investment platform enabling retail investors to access transparent and profitable impact-drivent assets. Prior to that, he worked in strategy consulting with a focus on developing countries and in the private equity industry.

Pierre-Alain Masson

Co-Founder - Seedstars

Pierre-Alain Masson is a serial entrepreneur who runs Seedstars, an international organisation he co-founded that is focused on impacting people’s lives in 85+ developing economies by investing and supporting entrepreneurs. Mr. Masson was also the CFO of an international insurance company and travelled to over 20 countries to launch the first worldwide startup competition. He graduated from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

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