Lukas Etter

Partner & Head of Investments, CV VC AG

Lukas is Partner & Head of Investments at CV VC and helped building up CVVC from the early beginning in 2017/2018.
He is an expert in Entrepreneurship, Blockchain Technology, and VC Investing and has a critical understanding of how new technologies and business models could innovate. As an active member of the startup ecosystem he invested, advised and mentored numerous startups globally over the past years.
Lukas accumulated 10+ years of international professional experience in various fields incl. Finance, VC, Strategy & Business Development, and Entrepreneurship at global companies. Lukas holds an M.A. HSG & B.A. HSG, both from University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland.

Olaf Hannemann


Co-Founder at CV VC AG, Founder of INTABA Finance AG, Co-founder of nourish me GmbH, Venture Partner at Alpinext Partners.

Prior experience of almost 20 years of corporate and investment banking at JPMorgan/Chase in Switzerland, the UK and Germany. Approx 10 years advising the chemical industry across EMEA, 10 years m&a and corporate finance in Switzerland/Germany, most recently leading the Global Corporate Banking business in Switzerland.

Start-up experience across multiple sectors. Founder of nourishme GmbH and INTABA-Finance AG and Co-Founder of CV VC AG.

Sheraz Ahmed

Head of Business Development of the Crypto Valley Association

Experienced with an insightful understanding of innovation, Sheraz Ahmed has advised hundreds of startups on the implementation of modern practices to further their business objectives. As the Managing Partner of STORM Partners, an all-in-one solution provider and as Head of Business Development at the Crypto Valley Association, he drives growth, collaboration, and integrity across the global blockchain ecosystem!

Tracy Trachsler

Co-Head, CV Labs

Tracy is Co-Head of CV Labs, where she spearheads corporate and institutional engagement. Alongside parent company CV VC, an early-stage venture capital firm with a focus on startups that build on blockchain technology, Tracy and the CV Labs Team work to create a sprawling ecosystem that fosters entrepreneurship and innovation in the blockchain space through their incubation program, high-level events, advisory services, and public-private partnerships.

Prior to joining CV VC/CV Labs, Tracy served as Head of Business Relations and Corporate Strategy for a Swiss software development and marketing firm, spearheading several digitalization and blockchain projects for clients such as Tommy Hilfiger, Coca Cola, RockOn Digital, Calvin Klein, and more.

She holds an MA in Global Economy & Strategy from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea as well as an MA in International Affairs and Governance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland.

Patrick Lowry

CEO at Cryptology and Iconic

Patrick Lowry is the CEO of Cryptology, Europe’s largest publicly traded crypto holding company, and Iconic, a global crypto asset management group.