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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.

Meet the team

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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


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.

Xavier Sarras


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.

Friedrich Neuman


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.

Dr. Klaus Schaaf


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).

Werner Geissler


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.