Our Company

Realstocks was founded in October 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The fintech start-up is focusing on the security token ecosystem and is backed by Lifeline Ventures, partners at Avance Attorneys, Streamr - a Swiss blockchain company and experienced angel investors.


Founding Partners

20 years of experience in the financial industry in various roles. Among others, Ted worked in corporate finance and equity research for Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan. He has profound experience in asset management as an institutional investor for Kairos Investment, Mandatum Life and Nordea. Ted headed an equity funds team with €2bn of assets under management and participated in many nomination committees along with being a board member for a listed Canadian company and a Finnish mobile operator. Ted holds a MSc in Construction Economics & Management.

20 years of experience in the financial industry in various roles. Among others, Ted worked in corporate finance and equity research for Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan. He has profound experience in asset management as an institutional investor for Kairos Investment, Mandatum Life and Nordea. Ted headed an equity funds team with €2bn of assets under management and participated in many nomination committees along with being a board member for a listed Canadian company and a Finnish mobile operator. Ted holds a MSc in Construction Economics & Management.

Experienced project manager, business engineer and software developer with 15 years work experience in banking, consulting, automotive and other industries. Sven has previously driven business transformation and digitization initiatives for UBS and Accenture. He has deep knowledge in the areas of trade automation, risk management and the entire lifecycle of securities trading and processing, particularly from his role as Head Hedge Funds Execution at UBS. Sven holds a bachelor in Information Technology and a Diploma in Business Administration & Information Management.

Experienced project manager, business engineer and software developer with 15 years work experience in banking, consulting, automotive and other industries. Sven has previously driven business transformation and digitization initiatives for UBS and Accenture. He has deep knowledge in the areas of trade automation, risk management and the entire lifecycle of securities trading and processing, particularly from his role as Head Hedge Funds Execution at UBS. Sven holds a bachelor in Information Technology and a Diploma in Business Administration & Information Management.

Sven Schulte

COO & Head of Product

International executive with a 20 year investment and management track record within real estate and related sectors. Major roles during career include board work and C-level management of expert organisations, real estate private equity, and bulge-bracket investment banking. He raised and still manages >€300 M of equity from European institutional investors for real estate private equity funds. Michael holds a bachelor in Economics & a master in Business Administration.

International executive with a 20 year investment and management track record within real estate and related sectors. Major roles during career include board work and C-level management of expert organisations, real estate private equity, and bulge-bracket investment banking. He raised and still manages >€300 M of equity from European institutional investors for real estate private equity funds. Michael holds a bachelor in Economics & a master in Business Administration.

Experienced CTO with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Skilled in Scalable Blockchain infrastructure, Multi-Cloud Infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure), Serverless Framework, NodeJS, and plenty of other Web Technologies gathered in 20 years of development experience. Besides other projects he successfully built a cloud and blockchain infrastructure for a US based high frequency trading firm. Asaf received a Google Grant for his data aggregation library.

Experienced CTO with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Skilled in Scalable Blockchain infrastructure, Multi-Cloud Infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure), Serverless Framework, NodeJS, and plenty of other Web Technologies gathered in 20 years of development experience. Besides other projects he successfully built a cloud and blockchain infrastructure for a US based high frequency trading firm. Asaf received a Google Grant for his data aggregation library.


Company Board

Lifeline is an early-stage investor based in Helsinki. Juha has long experience from the growth-focused private ownership model. Before joining Lifeline, he was an active angel investor and previously a partner at EQT, a leading private equity firm.

Lifeline is an early-stage investor based in Helsinki. Juha has long experience from the growth-focused private ownership model. Before joining Lifeline, he was an active angel investor and previously a partner at EQT, a leading private equity firm.

Juha Lindfors (Chairman)

Partner at Lifeline Ventures

Serial entrepreneur and early stage investor with over 25 years of marketing and business development experience in Europe, North America and Asia. Moaffak has invested in 60+ early stage technology companies. Prior to this, Moaffak was co-founder of Trema (today: ION Trading) which is the global leader in high-end fintech solutions for financial institutions, central banks and Fortune 500 corporations.

Serial entrepreneur and early stage investor with over 25 years of marketing and business development experience in Europe, North America and Asia. Moaffak has invested in 60+ early stage technology companies. Prior to this, Moaffak was co-founder of Trema (today: ION Trading) which is the global leader in high-end fintech solutions for financial institutions, central banks and Fortune 500 corporations.

Moaffak Ahmed

Angel Investor

Part of the software industry for almost 20 years in various roles, from developer, to software architect, to CEO. In total Michael has co-founded three companies and his current special interests include Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

Part of the software industry for almost 20 years in various roles, from developer, to software architect, to CEO. In total Michael has co-founded three companies and his current special interests include Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

Michael Malka

Head of Streamr Labs

15 years of experience in finance and capital markets transactions. Robin has spent the majority of his career in a corporate and capital markets practice in London and New York with Goldman Sachs and the New York law firm Fried Frank. He has gained a particularly deep understanding of financial markets and investment funds, and is recognized as a leading legal practitioner within banking and finance and capital markets.

15 years of experience in finance and capital markets transactions. Robin has spent the majority of his career in a corporate and capital markets practice in London and New York with Goldman Sachs and the New York law firm Fried Frank. He has gained a particularly deep understanding of financial markets and investment funds, and is recognized as a leading legal practitioner within banking and finance and capital markets.

Robin Nordblad (Observer)

Partner at Avance Attorneys

Topi has extensive experience of working with cutting-edge technology companies in various sectors, including fintech. He is one of the leading Finnish experts on legal matters related to blockchain-based technologies.

Topi has extensive experience of working with cutting-edge technology companies in various sectors, including fintech. He is one of the leading Finnish experts on legal matters related to blockchain-based technologies.

Topi Siniketo (Observer)

Partner at Avance Attorneys


Advisory Board

Anders brings an international career with over 20 years in Financial Services (FinTech and consulting). With a recent degree in applied organizational psychology from INSEAD he has opened his horizons and focus towards business transformations and leadership & team development.

Anders brings an international career with over 20 years in Financial Services (FinTech and consulting). With a recent degree in applied organizational psychology from INSEAD he has opened his horizons and focus towards business transformations and leadership & team development.

Anders Gustavsson

FinTech & Consulting Expert

Senior executive and expert in financial markets, securities trading and technology with 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Started his career as business consultant, where he was involved in numerous projects related to securities exchanges and trading technology. Following positions cover various roles in Fixed Income e-trading at UBS, including trading desk head, market & technology expert and senior management roles. Currently, Erik is senior manager at a leading institutional electronic trading platform for Fixed Income products. Erik holds a master’s degree in Physics (M.Sc.) and is based in Zurich and Amsterdam.

Senior executive and expert in financial markets, securities trading and technology with 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Started his career as business consultant, where he was involved in numerous projects related to securities exchanges and trading technology. Following positions cover various roles in Fixed Income e-trading at UBS, including trading desk head, market & technology expert and senior management roles. Currently, Erik is senior manager at a leading institutional electronic trading platform for Fixed Income products. Erik holds a master’s degree in Physics (M.Sc.) and is based in Zurich and Amsterdam.

Erik Tham

Head of Private Banking, Benelux and Switzerland at a leading institutional electronic trading platform

Peter has more than 20 years of experience from the financial sector - working with Real Estate Financing, Real Estate Investments, Corporate Banking, Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) and Corporate Finance. In previous positions he worked at FIH Erhvervsbank, Eurohypo/Commerzbank and SEB. Together with FIH Peter setup the largest real estate leasing company in Denmark with a balance sheet of more than DKK 7bn. Later Peter established the Real Estate Finance department at SEB in Denmark. In 2017, Peter established the debt & investment advisory boutique TREFA focusing on advisory to real estate investors on the liability side – especially acquiring debt & capital. The clients are local and international investors with a Nordic/German focus.

Peter has more than 20 years of experience from the financial sector - working with Real Estate Financing, Real Estate Investments, Corporate Banking, Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) and Corporate Finance. In previous positions he worked at FIH Erhvervsbank, Eurohypo/Commerzbank and SEB. Together with FIH Peter setup the largest real estate leasing company in Denmark with a balance sheet of more than DKK 7bn. Later Peter established the Real Estate Finance department at SEB in Denmark. In 2017, Peter established the debt & investment advisory boutique TREFA focusing on advisory to real estate investors on the liability side – especially acquiring debt & capital. The clients are local and international investors with a Nordic/German focus.

Peter Toftager

Owner of TREFA (Toftager Real Estate & Financial Advisory)

Sami has over 20 years of experience in investment banking. During the first half of his career, he executed client transactions in London at Credit Suisse, Pöyry Capital and SEB. In Finland, he has worked at Merita, RBS and Sisu Partners. As CEO of Nordic Trustee, Sami participated in some 50 bond issue structures with over €4 billion nominal value. Sami’s Neuvotteluvalta – How to become a master negotiator (WSOY) handbook is updated in August 2019 as Uusi Neuvotteluvalta. He has also co-authored two economic books for Libera Foundation. Sami holds an MSc (econ.) from Aalto University, an MBA from Tulane University and is a CFA.

Sami has over 20 years of experience in investment banking. During the first half of his career, he executed client transactions in London at Credit Suisse, Pöyry Capital and SEB. In Finland, he has worked at Merita, RBS and Sisu Partners. As CEO of Nordic Trustee, Sami participated in some 50 bond issue structures with over €4 billion nominal value. Sami’s Neuvotteluvalta – How to become a master negotiator (WSOY) handbook is updated in August 2019 as Uusi Neuvotteluvalta. He has also co-authored two economic books for Libera Foundation. Sami holds an MSc (econ.) from Aalto University, an MBA from Tulane University and is a CFA.

Sami Miettinen

CEO of DCM Capital & Partner at Translink Corporate Finance

Senior-level manager with more than 20 years of experience in C-level management positions. Stefan is currently the deputy CEO and Head Technology of a FinTech company in Switzerland. During his career Stefan had various COO roles in different Swiss banks. He has a broad understanding of banking and operational processes alongside the entire value chain. In his previous position Stefan was leading the Fixed Income and Funds Execution units including PnL responsibility within UBS Wealth Management. Additionally he was leading different Business Development areas with a proven track record in high profile program and product management.

Senior-level manager with more than 20 years of experience in C-level management positions. Stefan is currently the deputy CEO and Head Technology of a FinTech company in Switzerland. During his career Stefan had various COO roles in different Swiss banks. He has a broad understanding of banking and operational processes alongside the entire value chain. In his previous position Stefan was leading the Fixed Income and Funds Execution units including PnL responsibility within UBS Wealth Management. Additionally he was leading different Business Development areas with a proven track record in high profile program and product management.

Stefan Demuth

Deputy CEO & Head Technology at Nectar Digital Wealth