Arturs is a mission-driven founder and CEO of Factury Inc. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, he began researching the problems, and potential solutions, facing credit markets. While studying law and economics, he worked at Latvia’s Ministry of Economy covering online lending regulation.
After finishing his undergraduate thesis on problems and remedies in the predatory lending sector, he worked as a marketing executive and senior project manager at Porter Novelli Latvia, where he represented some of the most prominent organizations in the Baltics, including the European Investment Fund, the region's largest real estate project Z-Towers, and brands like Mercedes-Benz. He has also represented business interests in Latvian and European Parliament.
Arturs became fascinated with blockchain technology in 2014. In 2015 he left his job and later moved to the United States to create a more efficient and transparent financial market.
Alvar is an experienced executive in the structuring and management of fixed income securities and portfolios. He previously managed a $7.8 billion portfolio of fixed income securities, handling origination, structuring, monitoring, and workout of loans and other securities in several countries for nearly a decade. He is an investor with over 20 years of experience in a variety of asset classes, including a particular interest in and involvement with early-stage startups.
Alvar holds an MBA from the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and BA from the University of Virginia.
In his spare time, Alvar volunteers with a number of Estonian educational and policy organizations, as well as organizations involved in historic preservation and providing educational opportunities for underprivileged kids in Philadelphia. He also enjoys the sport of Court Tennis. Alvar is fluent in English, Estonian, and French.
Aigars has top-level management experience with a number of companies, and spent the early part of his career at Microsoft and PWC. He has built his career around large scale IT project management and strategic planning, including the delivery of enterprise-level technologies and the recovery of troubled ICT projects. He is a veteran of the Agile and Lean techniques to challenge the limits of possibilities and expectations.
He received his M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Latvia in 2002 and also holds an MBA from the Riga Business School-University of Buffalo joint program.
Anatoly has a strong background in software development, working as a core developer and in senior software development positions. He is currently the CEO of BlockVis, a company involved in organizing blockchain competence and education opportunuties and structuring the blockchain market in Latvia and abroad. He has co-founded several companies in his career including Fastr, a reading-training application development firm, and AssistUnion which builds intelligent and performing web-enabled systems. Anatoly obtained his M.Sc. in computer science from Transport and Telecommunication Institute in 2004.
Kalvis is an entrepreneur and self-taught programmer from a young age. Since high school, he has been involved with startups in the IT, AI, and education spaces and more recently, in finance and blockchain. Before joining Factury Inc. he founded Stellarmus, a blockchain-based bank-to-bank payment network.
Kalvis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics.
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