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Stackr (STKR)

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The saving solution for the blockchain community

Stackr is a global long-term savings solution, through which a personalized trust structure allows investors to hold a diversified portfolio of both capital and digital assets. The intersection of traditional finance and modern-day financial technology has enabled Stackr to pioneer this innovative, secure and flexible savings solution.

  • Category Trading & Investing
  • Websitewww.gostackr.com
  • Project Type Token
  • White PaperOpenOpen White Paper
  • PlatformEthereum Ethereum
  • Bitcoin Talk Not Supplied
  • Jurisdiction Cayman Islands
Start Date
January 14th 2019 12:00 UTC
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February 28th 2019 12:00 UTC
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Restricted Countries
Bermuda
Cayman Islands
Mauritius
Seychelles
South Africa
United States

Team

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Cobus Kruger
Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner
I founded Stackr with Brendan in 2017 having worked for over 20 years in the financial services industry. The reason for founding Stackr is very personal – I wanted to make a material change, for the good, in the way people access savings. We have entered a new technological revolution and the traditional financial services companies are largely stuck in the past. With the knowledge I have gained over my time in traditional financial services and my willingness to embrace the future technology, I believe Stackr can bring about a fundamental change in the experience people have when it comes to saving.
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Brendan Gallagher
Chief Operating Officer & Founding Partner
I founded Stackr with Cobus in 2017 after 18 years in traditional financial services with a vision to change the way people save. I believe traditional financial services companies are not moving quickly enough to supply the latest investment opportunities and use the most up to the minute technology that can provide the optimal investment experience for clients. Stackr brings these elements together in a single solution for investors.
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Piers Fox
Head of Marketing
I have nearly 20 years’ experience in financial services marketing. My prior experience includes nearly 7 years at Sanlam (the largest financial services provider in Africa), where I was brought in to develop the marketing of the international investments businesses. My skillset focusses on launching funds, the development of marketing activities to build user engagement and attract assets and supporting global investment platforms. I was instrumental in launching Sanlam’s AI investment capability across Europe, Africa, and North America Offshore. I ended my tenure as head of marketing at Sanlam Global Investment Solutions’ (SGIS) and as a member of the Executive Committee.
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James van Zyl
Head of Finance
I have a decade's experience as a chartered accountant, previously serving as a Director and working as Head of Finance for Sanlam Global Investment Solutions for just over 4 years where I was responsible to direct, plan, control and coordinate the overall financial activities of the company. Prior to joining Sanlam, I worked as an Operational Financial Manager in the mining industry where I was responsible for implementing operational reporting and other such tasks.
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Gideon Faasen
Head of Investments
I have over 10 years’ experience in financial services. Prior to Stackr I worked at Sanlam Global Investment Solutions as the lead on the investments team where I worked directly with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning which was utilized to manage the investment solutions offered. Other responsibilities included research for new products and ideas, ongoing analysis of all internal investment processes and systems and the day-to-day running of the team.
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Jonathan Clark
Head of Technology
My firm belief in the intersection between finance and technological innovation has led me to join Stackr, a company I believe promises exactly that. I majored in Finance, Mathematics and Computer Science before going on to obtain my Computer Science honours degree with distinction. I am now in the final stages of completing my Data Science Masters degree with a specialisation in Financial Technology. I have also passed my CFA level 1 & 2 exams.
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Maria Clara-Mejia
Head of Design
I have over 20 years of design and marketing experience from studios and agencies to in-house. Prior to joining Stackr I was Marketing Manager at Sanlam Global Investment Solutions where I rebranded the business, created and designed all the marketing materials and email strategies. Due to the nature of the business all of our work was spread across the world in regions such as the Americas, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Europe, in multiple languages.
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Rosemary Lang
Compliance Consultant
As Stackr's compliance consultant, my role is to establish and assist with the implementation of the company's compliance procedures. Before becoming an independent consultant, I was Head of Compliance at Sanlam Global Investment Solutions’ (SGIS), where I was responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring Sanlam Global Investment Solutions' (SGIS) compliance program and risk management framework.

Questions

Why is your company going to succeed?

Our team has worked together for many years and has a track record of delivering complete long-term savings solutions to clients. Launching Stackr outside of a large corporate has given us the freedom not normally afforded to such solutions. We know that the solution works in the traditional financial world using the traditional tools available, what Stackr is doing is to bring that expertise together with modern-day financial technology and crypto investment options. We believe products like Stackr – direct to client savings solutions – that leverage technology to deliver consistent, cost effective solutions to clients with access to the latest investment opportunities like crypto in a regulated risk managed environment are the future for savings.

Where did your team members meet originally?

The Stackr team all worked together at a previous firm. Some of the team members have known and worked with each other for nearly 20 years. The Stackr team also has the experience of building a US$ 3 billion saving solution in the traditional finance space over the past number of years.

What are the top five risks you see for your business?

1. Slow or lack of user adoption

2. Poor investment performance

3. Crypto market sentiment

4. KYC/AML processes

5. Aggressive regulatory changes