Acorn Collective: Crowdfunding platform
Using blockchain to help founders and startups find access to funding
Entrepreneur, doctor, dog lover.
Moritz has combined 4 years of working in anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine with a passion for entrepreneurship, driven by the belief that technology can and should bring opportunity within reach of everyone, everywhere.
In 2017, he left medicine to co-found Acorn, a crowdfunding and startup ecosystem that helps founders and projects across the world access funding and deliver on their goals.
Alongside his incredible team (and Benny, the office dog), Moritz wants to use blockchain and crowdfunding as the key tools to help those entrepreneurs that are bold and ambitious enough to help themselves.
PS. Have we mentioned Moritz now gets to work with an incredible team of passionate people? Yea, they’re amazing!
Peter-Andreas Kurtz is a corporate finance specialist with over 40 years working for top European banks in Frankfurt, New York, London and Hong Kong. His expertise in MA with some of the world’s best-known brands has given him a deep understanding of financial risk management and analysis.
Peter now brings his unique insights to SMEs. With a passion for small businesses and start-ups, Peter believes every enterprise should have access to the expertise and funding it needs to thrive.
Ed is a software engineer and architect with over ten years experience in delivering small scale and ERP systems. A professional Scrum Master, Ed’s fascinated by InfoSec and DevSecOps protocols, and is also currently working on a new Agile process framework that focusses on assuring quality for agency-style multi-client software development lifecycles.
In odd moments of free time, Ed’s part of a group that contributes to and promotes QAA web standards as well as renovating a Victorian house. The web standards are much more straightforward.
Ed’s the co-founder and CEO of Hoppr, a big data platform that provides the link between digital marketing and offline retail transactions.
Ex-South West Chairman of the Institute of Consulting in the UK, Ed has created, owned and consulted for start-ups and traditional businesses for over a decade.
Social Initiatives Director
Following her studies in languages, business and international relations in France, China & Singapore respectively, Hélène moved to Indonesia to do field work for the humanitarian project of both international and local NGOs for several years. Since 2016, she is back home in France, where she is working as Global Health Partnerships Manager at an international NGO for access to medicines in middle-income countries. She believes community based organizations are the best vessel of change and that local initiatives need more support. She enjoys travelling, learning languages, scuba-diving, cinema and reading.
Crowdfunding & Technical Advisor
David has well over a decade of working in technology, with a wealth of knowledge ranging from delivering highly complex ecommerce applications to architecting enterprise grade regulated software platforms.
While serving as Chief Technology Officer at the World’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, David built the team and architecture that allowed the company to rise to its dominant position enabling the platform to raise over £350 million for its clients.
Blockchain & Startup Advisor
Ian’s a serial entrepreneur, investor and consultant with business experience from around the world. He's the founder of Binkplus, a startup incubator in Europe, and his overall mission is to foster a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.
With Ian’s experience in blockchain along with his passion for incubators and startups he’s a great person to work with as we try and change the way ventures get funded. Changing crowdfunding for good is a goal that needs great advocates and experienced advisors. We’re delighted to have Ian working with us.
Theodosis Mourouzis is an information security (with specialization in cryptography) and data analytics expert. He has a BSc and MSc in Mathematics from University of Cambridge and a MRes and PhD in Cryptography from University College London.
He has experience applying analytics in several domain applications such as fraud detection purposes and device fingerprinting. He has been a consultant for various startups and organizations such as Lloyds Banking Group. He has worked in research projects funded by UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and UK CDE (Centre of Defense Enterprise).
Kyriacos holds a BA/MA(Hons) in Genetics from the University of Cambridge, a double BSc in Computer Science/Mathematics and an MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Arizona.
He has been working on achieving information accountability in relational databases and has been developing information accountability enterprise architectures along with forensic tools and algorithms for analyzing database tampering. His expertise includes database design and security, information accountability, and cloud databases.
Jeremy has over 19 years of experience delivering valuable products to large enterprises like BT, Nokia, Bloomberg, Guggenheim, HMRC and GDS. He has worked in leadership roles across all disciplines of the development cycle from business analyst to quality assurance to development in both the Unites States and Europe.
Jeremy has also co-founded cloud infrastructure security startup drie which helps enterprises develop and deploy software securely on AWS. drie has secured two rounds of funding in its inaugural year and has recently been through CyLon's cyber security accelerator.
- Crowdsale (60%)
- Company Token Reserve (20%)
- Locked Company Allocation (16.66%)
- Bounty & community rewards (3.34%)
- Platform Development (7.5%)
- Operations (7.5%)
- Team/Advisor Rewards (10%)
- Liquidity Reserve (15%)
- Operations Fund (20%)
- Project Incentive Fund & Marketing (40%)
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