Karl Johannesson


FinTech Entrepreneur & Innovation Coach & Investor.

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Throwing a spear into the Future – The Transformative Power of Fintech And Crypto


Karl Johannesson (KJ) has 25 years of international experience as board member, investor, start-up founder, CEO, M&A expert, business developer, lobbyist, management consultant and adviser to multinational tech corporations, SMEs, finance institutions, European Commission, growth businesses and start-ups across several industries in US, Europe, Asia, Russia and Central Asia.


Due to decades of multinational exposure to strategic threats & opportunities gained from direct involvement at board- and CXO level within fast moving industries, such as Space, IT, Banking, Telecom, Mobile Com, Finance & FinTech; KJ has developed a deep quantitative and intuitive understanding for how technology and financial markets are likely to develop.  This precious know-how is shared with commercial companies, growth business and public entities with both execution and advise for how to maximize benefits and reduce risks & exposure.


Currently, KJ is advising multiple European FinTech’s as Director and/or Senior Advisor. He is advising 3 qualified ICOs as Advisor and Non-Executive Director. Apart from being an active member of several Blockchain working groups KJ is an Executive Director, Board Member of the international Blockchain User Group now being launched in Europe.  In 2016-2017 he successful started FinTech applied research projects FinTech between industry and academia in Luxembourg resulting in pioneering projects using blockchain, machine learning/AI and automatization with organisations like Luxembourg Stock Exchange and Clearstream/Deutsche Borse. This applied research activity is now being continued with another larger European research institute.

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