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

 
Ted Roberts   CEO  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.

Ted Roberts

CEO

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.

 
Sven Schulte   COO & Head of Product  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

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.

 
 
Michael Schönach   CIO  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.

Michael Schönach

CIO

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.

 
Asaf Zamir   CTO  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.

Asaf Zamir

CTO

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.

 

Board Members

Juha Lindfors   Partner at Lifeline Ventures  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

Partner at Lifeline Ventures

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.

Moaffak Ahmed   Angel Investor  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

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.

Michael Malka   Head of Streamr Labs  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

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.

 
Robin Nordblad (Observer)   Partner at Avance Attorneys  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

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.

Topi Siniketo (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 Siniketo (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.