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About

Brought together by a common vision, driven by deep ambition.

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Why we do what we do

The Internet of Things will be defined by hyper connectivity, decentralisation and autonomy. A seismic shift in the way we exchange value, conduct business, govern ourselves and interact with one another on the most fundamental levels. The products, businesses and economies of this new age demand digital platform infrastructure that enables open collaboration, better governance and unrestricted trust. We provide this infrastructure.

Founders & Non-Executive Directors

The founding team have been working together for over four years, each bringing their own key skillsets, particular experiences and passion for entrepreneurship to the table. The founders and Non-Execs work closely on strategic matters.

Till Wendler

Chief Executive Officer

Till is an experienced CEO, having founded and successfully exited his past startups. He received a full paid scholarship from California East Bay in the Silicon Valley before diving into blockchain in 2014, where he’s focused ever since.

Till Wendler

Pavel Fomenko

Chief Technology Officer

Pavel has been managing technical projects for over ten years. He has held leadership roles at NATO and CTO positions at various technology companies. Pavel is a seasoned developer and a leader who brings people together to work towards common goals.

Pavel Fomenko

Leonard Dorlöchter

Chief Product Officer

Leonard founded multiple tech ventures after studying at the TU Berlin. He has led several high profile projects as senior product manager, combining his passion for entrepreneurship with his excellent technical understanding.

Leonard Dorlöchter

Max Thake

Chief Marketing Officer

Max founded a number of ventures using decentralized technologies and wrote a book on the history of cryptocurrency in 2018. He’s able to explain complex concepts simply and has envisioned the peaq brand into what it is today.

Max Thake

Julia Pönitzsch

Chief Growth Officer

Julia has a BA in Int’l Business from the Uni of Maastricht and an MA in Governance, Leadership & Democracy from the Instit. for Political Studies, Lisbon. She spent a year at the Uni of Oxford researching decentralized governance.

Julia Pönitzsch

Michael Ganser

Non-Executive Director

Michael spent over 20 years with Cisco in prominent positions such as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Cisco Central Europe, SVP of Cisco DACH, CEO & SVP of Cisco Germany and CEO & General Manager of Cisco Switzerland, among others.

Michael Ganser

Michael Geike

Non-Executive Director

Michael is a mathematician with over 6 years of experience as VP of Exotics & Hybrids at JP Morgan. He also worked with Zalando, leading teams of data scientists and AI specialists before joining OBI. He’s currently CEO of Advanced Blockchain.

Michael Geike

Meet the team

Our world-class advisory board team consists of experienced professionals from some of the world’s leading companies.
The diversity and strength of our team as a whole is one of our greatest assets and we’re proud to introduce our advisors below.

Miguel Santafé

Creative Director

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Sara Bruszt

Digital Product Designer

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Maria Doycheva

Business Development

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Jackson Palacios

Mid-Level Backend Developer

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Anton Pinchuk

Quality Assurance Lead

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Dmitrii Akshintsev

Backend Developer

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Jay Pan

Backend Teamlead

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Mike Lubinets

Backend Developer

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Niaz Hussain

System Admin

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Yaroslav Strukevych

Frontend Teamlead

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Yuriy Pavlovich Kostyuk

DevOps Lead

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Advisory Board

Our world-class advisory board team consists of experienced professionals from some of the world’s leading companies.
The diversity and strength of our team as a whole is one of our greatest assets and we’re proud to introduce our advisors below.

Michael Jackson

Advisor

Michael is the former COO of Skype where he was responsible for scaling paid services to over $150m in under 3 years. He brings experience in managing high growth operations and currently serves as a Non-Exec Director for Volvo and AXA.

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Xavier Sarras

Advisor

Xavier is the mind behind the ‘Experience Quotient’. He’s shaped the brands of 100s of clients including BMW, WELLA, P&G and The Economist as founder and group CEO of 029. Xavier is also a Partner at 4P Capital and an Advisor to Kairos.

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Friedrich Neuman

Advisor

Friedrich is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He co-founded MAKERS, which built and invested in 15 startups before being acquired by Deloitte Digital. He also scaled a Rocket Internet venture to 120+ employees as a Global Co-Founder.

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Dr. Klaus Schaaf

Advisor

Dr. Klaus Schaaf is an experienced Digitalization and Product Specialist with a demonstrated history in the automotive industry having spent over 30 years with Volkswagen (VW). He is currently the Europe Lead for the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI).

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Werner Geissler

Advisor

Werner Geissler is former Vice Chairman (Global Operations) of Procter & Gamble where he spent 8 years between 2007 and 2015. He is currently on the Board of Directors at Philip Morris and Goodyear Tyres, and an Operating Partner at Advent International.

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Maximilian Conze

Advisor

Maximilian Conze is an entrepreneur and investor. He's the former CEO of Dyson, where he spent 7 years from 2011 to 2017, and most recently the former CEO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE where he spent two years between 2018 and 2020.

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Steffen Seifarth

Advisor

Steffen Seifarth is an experienced investor, business angel and board member. He is the former CEO of Mäurer & Wirtz GmbH & Co. KG, as well as a former Vice President of multinational beauty company Coty Inc.

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Roadmap

We did things differently. In 2017 we saw there were two routes to success; network effects or superior technology. We chose technology. We chose to first solve business problems and then to talk about how we did it, and not the other way around.

2005

Tech Validation

First successful PoCs with large corporates and SMEs took place in 2018. We refined our understanding of which industries and use-cases we should tackle.

2005

Development of Solution Logic

Began development of backend and frontend software logic which allows us and our clients to easily build and scale solutions for specific IoT use-cases.

2005

Strategic Angel Investor Round

Onboarded high-profile strategic angel investors with strong industry networks as part of our go-to-market, product development and scaling strategies.

2005

Funding Round

Raising funds to cater to demand for existing platforms and solutions, to develop new ones, and to scale the tech, business, marketing and sales teams.

2005

Launch of peaq console

Allows companies to build, configure, deploy and scale enterprise platforms 100x faster, allowing us to hyperscale via subsequent network effects.

2005

Research & Development of Core Technology

Began development of the DAGchain, consensus algorithm and economic model after extensive research and consulting with 30+ megafirms.

2005

Development of Functionality Tools

Began development of the peaq explorer, a tool to easily search for info on-chain, and the peaq key controller, an easy and secure way to use secret keys.

2005

Development of access control solution & e-mobility platform

Using our solution logic we began developing our access control solution and the neutral e-mobility platform based on our core technology.

2005

Market Proof & Traction

The e-mobility platform entered mass production with our automotive partners after two and a half years in development.

2005

Market Share

Launch and scale existing solutions & platforms, and use our solution logic to develop further solutions for smart cities, security, e-mobility and more.

2005

Decentralized Economy of Things Infrastructure

Connect all enterprise platforms and ecosystems via the interoperability platform allowing for cross industry value exchange and ecosystem reconciliation.