Venture capitalist and founder of margaris ventures
FinTech | InsurTech | Artificial Intelligence | Advisor | Futurist | Thought Leader
"The Triple Crown" in Fintech - Ranked No. 1 Fintech, AI & Blockchain Global Influencer (@Onalytica May 2018)
TEDx Talks (2017)
Appointed to Advisory Board of insurtech company wefox Group (wefox and One)
Appointed Venture Partner with SparkLabs Group (network of global Accelerators & Venture Capital Funds in Palo Alto, California)
Appointed Board Member of mediastalker, a powerful media content security solution
Appointed Board Member of canopy, a UK fintech company that tries to make renting easy for everyone
Appointed director at HeyBryan, a Canadian company
Appointed director at The Yield Growth Corp., a Canadian company
Senior Advisor at IPR Strategies
Senior Advisor at F10 Fintech Incubator and Accelerator
Senior Advisor at kapilendo.com, a uniquely positioned German Crowdfunding and Crowdlending platform
Senior Advisor at moneymeets.com, a German 'FinTech Supermarket' company
Venture capitalist, futurist, keynote speaker and senior advisor (some of the advisory mandates: wefox Group, SparkLabs Global, mediastalker, Yield Growth, and F10 Accelerator), is the founder of Margaris Ventures, and is the first international influencer to achieve ‘The Triple Crown’ ranking.
He was ranked the international № 1 FinTech, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) influencer by Onalytica. He regularly appears in the top three positions of established global industry influencer rankings.
He is a keynote speaker at international FinTech, and InsurTech conferences. He also gave a TEDxAcademy Talk. He published an AI white paper, “Machine learning in financial services: Changing the rules of the game,” for the enterprise software vendor SAP. First non-IBM Keynote Speaker at the biggest IBM event in Europe (10/2019) “2019 IBM Systems Technical University”.
MBA Toronto University & EMBA Universität St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland.
Sotheby’s ‘Styles In Art’ Course, London.
Investment committee member of one of the leading multi-family office fund advisory firms in Switzerland and Europe. Its 10-year return placed the firm within the top 5 percent among its peers.
Been chosen as an Author for @TheFINTECHBook (Wiley will be the global publisher of The FINTECH Book available from January 2016) to write about the Future of FinTech.
Placed 2nd in the equities division of Financial Trader magazine’s trading competition.
Co-founder of innovative financial technology company based in New York that develops software to bring measurable accountability to investment advice at financial institutions through an objective, proprietary tracking and rating system.
Founder of one of the first innovative expert websites based in New York. Unlike traditional search engines and search sites, it provided an efficient mechanism, with a valuable human element, for users to find answers to their questions.
Ranked No. 1 Insurtech '50 Influencers' by insurtechnews (July 31, 2018)
Ranked No. 4 - Top 20 Fintech Influencers 2018 by JAX Finance (Jan. 2018)
Ranked No. 1 Fintech Influencer in DACH (Germany, Switzerland, Austria)
Fintech Switzerland (December 2017)
Ranked No. 11 Artificial Intelligence Influencer (June 2017)
Jay Palter Social Advisory
Top 100 Artificial Intelligence Influencers and Brands by Onalytica (May 2017)
Top 20 Influencers in Fintech by JAX Finance (Feb. 2017)
Banking Influencer among 33'000 banking experts by Klout (May 7, 2017)
Top 100 Fintech Influencers and Brands by Onalytica (July 2016)
Top 100 InsurTech Influencers and Brands by Onalytica (Nov. 2016)
Top Overall Blockchain Influencer by Right Relevance (Oct. 2016)
Innovate Finance Global Summit: Top 100 Influencers and Brands by Onalytica (Apr. 2016)
Top 20 FinTech Influencers by JAX Finance (Mar. 2016)
Ranked among World's
Top 100 Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning Influencers and Brands by Onalytica (Mar. 2016)
Ranked World's No. 5
Top FinTech Influencers and Brands by Onalytica (Dec. 2015)