Akropolis: Blockchain pensions infrastructure
Helps to rid the world of flaws in pension funds with new immutable & transparent smart-contract-based pension fund infrastructure
CEO & Founder
Ana is an experienced special situations investment professional with a strong interest in decentralization and blockchain. She currently sits on the advisory board for the Web3 Foundation, and she has analyzed and transacted over USD3.5bn and advised on over USD300mn of private equity and debt transactions. Ana is a business-builder, team-builder, technology and data obsessive, with particular strength in forensic analysis, seeing efficiencies and optimising processes. She’s passionate about individual empowerment and helping others fulfill their potential.
FCA-regulated fund management professional and a board member of a regulated private equity fund
Advisor to Dr Gavin Wood’s Web3 Foundation
Member of the Blockchain Ecosystem Network
Board Advisor and Investment Committee member of the EU industrial IoT incubator (OpenMaker Project)
Head of Community Development & Co-founder
Kate is Head of Analytics at Cindicator. Together with her team, she is reinventing the approach to financial analysis, creating the world’s first ecosystem run by Hybrid Intelligence. Kate knows that crypto traders, investors and analysts today face an unprecedented challenge in researching and processing the vast range of information sources that inhabit the crypto space.
She was one of the main drivers of Cindicator token sale in September 2017 and she continues to be a deep analyst of current token sales’ changes as her team analyses all ICOs worth to notice daily. She is also a token sale advisor in a number of crypto projects.
Senior Advisor to the CEO & General Counsel
Sandra has over 10 years of legal experience in M&A, corporate & securities law, and private equity fund formation. She was previously the Head of Legal and Chief Compliance Officer for a global asset management company managing US$23B+ under advisement in the Asia Pacific region. Sandra also advises ICO issuers and FinTech startups on corporate structuring, governance, legal, and regulatory compliance. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Association of Corporate Counsels as a Director and the Treasurer. Sandra is passionate about encouraging women to “have a seat at the table” and empowering women to take on senior management leadership roles in the workplace. She volunteers her time to be a mentor to The Women’s Foundation Mentoring Program for rising young female professionals.
Peter is a fellow of the UK actuarial profession with a track record spanning over 30 years in DC pensions, life assurance, and asset management in developed and emerging economies.
He was involved in setting up new businesses in Germany, China and India where he also spent some time as a non-executive director of IDFC (the Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation). He then helped start up Vanguard Investments UK, arguably the most disruptive new venture in European asset management in many years.
Peter has been involved in the pension industry in Europe, Asia, and the USA in various capacities, including designing innovative and low cost solutions for UK DC pension investors, as an administrator of corporate and individual pension plans, and as a pension scheme trustee in the Eurozone and Asia.
Aylon is an accomplished entrepreneur and investor with expertise at board level, investment management, business development, team building, and start up due diligence. He is an active member in the Blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem, having worked extensively with Fintech and Blockchain start-ups globally. For the last 7 years, he has served as the Tech Investment Director for Wentworth Hall, a London-based family office that specialises in private equity ventures and startup investing. With more than 16 years of experience in the capital markets, Aylon previously worked as a financial journalist for Reuters and as Business Development Director for Granite Alphen Capital, an algorithmic hedge fund. Since 2015, Aylon has been invited to speak at international conferences on the transformative technology of the decentralised ledger and its disruptive implications for the financial world.
Ian is a noted financial cryptographer, having entered the space in 1995. He invented the Ricardian Contract as a process to capture all of the prose in a legal contract of issuance, and permit unique identification among many competing issues without the need for a centralised registry.
He is co-inventor of triple entry accounting, which has been termed by some as the most significant change to accounting in 500 years. As well as doing seminal work in digital payment and issuance or registry systems, he has created models for identity and community which have been trialled successfully in low trust environments.
Ian has worked for R3, a $100mn+ blockchain constorium of the largest financial services firms and technology companies in the world. Leading investors included SBI Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Intel and Temasek. At R3, Ian developed early architecture Ian continues to consult with leading firms in the blockchain space and he is currently a partner at a $200mn post-ICO venture Block One.
Bokky is a world-renowned blockchain and smart contract security expert, who rescues trapped ETH on a regular basis. Also an active Ethereum community leader, Bokky has been working on the ETH Blockchain since it’s platform launch in 2015. The prospect of transacting monetary value over a trusted Ethereum platform by means of smart a contract is what excites him the most. Bokky is also a respect smart contract security auditor, having developed and audited smart contracts for over 20 companies, including Status, Cindicator, Stox and many more.
Bokky is an Actuary and Quantitative Software Developer with over 28 years of industry experience with expertise in fixed interest & derivatives in risk management and trading systems, and other blockchain technologies. He is keenly working to bring decentralised trustless exchanges and traditional fiat financial instruments to the Ethereum platform and is currently editing "Mastering Ethereum" with Andreas M. Antonopolous and Gavin Wood.
Former UK Minister of State for Pensions 2015-16, currently Expert on Pensions to the House of Lords, Baroness Altmann is an experienced Investment Professional and Economist, driven by the desire to improve policy for ordinary people and ensuring good value for customers.
Ros started her career as an academic at University College London, London School of Economics and at Harvard University, researching and publishing on UK pension policy, occupational pensions and retirement.
After this, Ros managed institutional investment portfolios for 15 years, including pension funds, insurance funds and mutual funds, as well as advising central banks and private client fund managers. She was Head of International Equities at Chase Manhattan’s International Investment Operation in London, and a Director at Rothschild Asset Management and at NatWest Investment Management.
Marcus is an English Barrister, a member of the New York State Bar, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, a member of the Chartered Management Institute (Diploma in Management and Leadership), and a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Marcus was awarded the OBE in the 2014 New Years Honours List. Marcus was also Chairman of the Gibraltar Investors Compensation Scheme and the Gibraltar Deposit Guarantee Board as well as the Group of International Insurance Centre Supervisors. Marcus is also a director of Kalphe Advisory Ltd, Kalphe Properties Ltd and Callaghan Insurance Brokers Ltd. Prior roles include Deputy Chief Executive of the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission, Head of Banking and Investments at the Cayman Island Monetary Authority and Director in KPMG’s Financial International Regulatory Services Team. Marcus was one of the founding directors of the United Kingdom Association of Compliance Officers (Subsequently renamed the Compliance Institute). He was also principle author of two Transparency International’s reports on Money Laundering.
Advisor & Investor
Saber Aria is a strategist with over 10 years of experience in marketing strategies and building businesses. He is an early blockchain enthusiast, with a passion for blockchain technology and decentralization after investing in bitcoin in 2012.
Saber is the founder of a prominent digital marketing agency and an advertising software company, each with a diverse portfolio of clients including several fortune 500 companies. He is the co-founder of Beyond Blocks, a global conference for blockchain enthusiasts, investors, and developers.
Saber has a passion for seeking out and assisting emerging start-ups both as an advisor and investor through his accelerator program. He focuses his council not only on brilliant business ideas, but just as importantly, the teams behind each project.
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- Advisors, Early supporters (10%)
- Marketing, Ecosystem Development (10%)
- Team (vesting in place) (20%)
- Reserve Fund, Partnerships (20%)
- Technology and Talent (50%)
- Partnerships (15%)
- Marketing (10%)
- Legal & Regulatory (12.5%)
- Operations (10%)
- Contingency (2.5%)
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What is Akropolis?
Akropolis is a technology platform designed to address deep-seated structural issues of the global pensions sector. It is designed to be a multi-jurisdictional platform for the delivery of pensions, social welfare and future benefits in a portable manner, that over time brings together individual end users and large institutional players in a new system of incentives.
What does Akropolis stand for?
The greek word ‘acropolis’ refers to the “upper city”, the first known human urban fortification, first established in what is now modern day Syria, followed by Ancient Greece and Rome. It is the defensive core of the city, a city within a city.
We chose to go with the Greek spelling. True to its name, Akropolis’ mission is to address the individual users’ needs - which are not addressed in the current pensions system with its misaligned incentives. We aim to re-dress them to incentivise distribution of the benefits of technology to the end users.
What problem does Akropolis solve?
The current pensions system is based on outdated assumptions, is rife with conflicts of interest and lacks transparency and accountability. We are addressing that by designing from the ground-up solution that meets peoples’ needs.
The two aspects necessarily have to be brought together in a coherent protocol in order to create a future-proof solution that takes into account how we live, work and consume.
Is Akropolis a pension fund?
No, Akropolis is not a pension fund. Akropolis is a technology company dedicated to the delivery of the sector-specific protocol.
Who are the main marketplace participants in the Akropolis protocol?
Sector advisors and service providers
Is your project open source?
Not at this time. However the project is intended to be open source over time.