Desico: The world of Security Tokens
The world’s first platform to issue and trade security tokens in full compliance with the law
Co-Founder / CEO
Laimonas is an entrepreneur with almost a decade of experience as a B2C marketing professional.He is the co-founder of DESICO, and also the CEO and founder of FinBee.com, one of the best performing crowdfunding platforms in Europe. Before starting FinBee in 2015, Laimonas was the board member for marketing and development at Viena Saskaita (One Bill), a utility bill consolidation provider that now has over 70,000 customers in Lithuania. Laimonas holds a BA degree in Business Administration from the International School of Management in Vilnius.
Co-Founder / Business Development
With almost 15 years of experience as a finance professional, Audrius is currently the Head of FinBee for Business. Prior to these roles, Audrius served in various positions at Swedbank, one of the Europe's major banks. His work around the globe as a highly-competent and experienced financial expert has led him to his current position of Chief Business Development Officer at DESICO. Audrius holds an MBA from Hult Business School.
Chief Technology Officer
Povilas is one of Lithuania’ s leaders in web development, and the founder of Draugas.lt, the biggest Lithuanian social media website. With more than a decade's worth of experience as a web developer and entrepreneur, Povilas will be responsible for ensuring the stability of the DESICO platform.
Co-Founder / Chief Operations Officer
Darius has over 10 years of experience working in financial analysis at Swedbank and Danske Bank,two of the largest consumer banks in the Nordic-Baltic region. He is also the Chief Operations Officer at FinBee.com and a DESICO co-founder. He also holds an MA
degree in Economics from the most prestigious university in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius University. Darius’ in-depth knowledge of financial and banking systems will help the DESICO team build a solid financial platform. Darius is a Cerfified Financial Analyst (CFA).
VP for Investor Relations
Serial entrepreneur in digital and ecommerce. 20+ years digital marketing strategy advising Coca-Cola, HP, BP, large banks, airlines and governments... Former Managing Partner, Nest Ventures and Innovation, Southeast Asia’s largest corporation innovation program partner. (OCBC Bank, DBS Bank, Bangkok Bank FinTech, AIA HealthTech, Nissan Infiniti Smart Cities and Mobility, SPGroup Free Electrons EnergyTech, World Bank AgriTech Accelerators...)
Ethan connects and enables cross-border startup investment and business development between the US, France, Central and Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia.
Investor Relations Advisor / Leading fintech and crypto entrepreneur
Aged 20, Marc founded usgang.ch (trade sale to Axel Springer) and he is a founder of amiando (awarded by the World Economic Forum as 'Global Technology Pioneer'; trade sale to XING). Since 2010 Marc is focusing as an investor and entrepreneur on fintech and since 2012 on crypto assets. He is an active board member and among others involved in FinLeap, Falcon Private Bank and Crypto Finance Group. Marc was awarded as '100 most successful people under 40 in Switzerland' by BILANZ.
Crowdfunding Advisor / Expert Advisor on Alternative Finance at European Commission, Member of the Global Alternative Finance Leadership board at University of Cambridge
Ronald is one of Europe's foremost thought leaders on Community and Alternative Finance. He is the founder of the CrowdfundingHub consultancy firm. In addition to his role as Crowdfunding advisor at DESICO, he holds positions as a senior advisor to the European
Commission on Alternative Finance and the director of the European Centre for Alternative Finance at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Strategy Advisor / Member of founding team at Electronic Arts, Executive director at SkyDeck Berkeley - UC Berkeley’s startup accelerator
Jeff is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and one of the co-founders of Electronic Arts. He has worked extensively in the United States and Europe over the last two decades, and recently served as the Executive Director of the University of California's Berkeley Skydeck project. As DESICO's Strategy Advisor, Jeff will help DESICO expand to and enter global
FinTech & Blockchain Advisor / Global Fintech influencer and Co-Founder & author at Daily Fintech
Efi is an independent advisor to blockchain-based fintech startups. With over 20 years of financial experience including a stint on Wall Street, she currently focuses on Capital Markets, and wealth and asset management transformations. Her long list of accolades in the financial world includes mentions on the 2016/2017 Women in Fintech powerlist by Innovative Finance; the Women in Fintech DACH social ranking; and the Planet Compliance 50 RegTech Influencers. In addition to being an internationally recognized speaker and authority on fintech and blockchain business trends, she is also a co-founder and writer at the Daily Fintech.
Technology advisor / FinTech entrepreneur and CEO of Madiston plc.
Tim is a financial entrepreneur whose first company, Quotient plc, eventually provided the software that supported half of the London Stock Exchange. After opening eight Quotient offices around the globe, and making 10 acquisition products and services for stock markets, plus derivative and capital markets, Tim sold the company to the ACT Group for 27.5m 15 years after its foundation. Tim’ s third and current company, Madiston plc, focuses on peerto-peer lending. It now has one of the most comprehensive digital banking systems in the world, with clients in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the Americas. His experience, plus his belief that blockchain will transform the financial and banking sectors, will prove invaluable to
the development and success of the DESICO project.
- Crowdsale (51%)
- RESERVE (14%)
- FOUNDERS (10%)
- TEAM (10%)
- FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS (8%)
- ADVISORS (4%)
- BOUNTY (3%)
- Platform Development (32%)
- MARKETING (20%)
- BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (18%)
- OPERATIONAL (11%)
- RESERVE (10%)
- LEGAL AND REGULATORY (9%)
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What is DESICO?
DESICO will operate an global EU-based Ecosystem offering a fully compliant way for businesses to issue security tokens, and for token buyers to acquire and trade these tokens.
What problems does DESICO solve?
DESICO will solve the following problems for ICOs:
No legal frameworks for ICOs to issue security tokens. DESICO will operate with full legal compliance with the European Union member state law.
A lack of liquidity for ICOs after a successful token sale. DESICO will solve that by operating a built-in exchange that will give immediate liquidity for security tokens issued via DESICO.
ICOs struggling to convert crypto assets to FIAT currency. The EU e-money licence will allow DESICO to legally execute payment transactions and manage payment accounts.
Why is the DESICO project unique?
DESICO is unique because security tokens are the next megatrend in the crypto world, and DESICO will spearhead the charge by being the world’s first platform to provide ICOs with legal compliance, plus clear rules and a roadmap to issue security tokens in a European Union and Eurozone member state.
How will DESICO benefit ICOs?
Fundraising with no legal or reputational risks.
Cost-savings and fast time-to-market, all-in-one place.
Secure ICO process.
Platform access to Desico pool of investors.
Immediate liquidity with no listing costs on the DESICO exchange.
How will DESICO benefit investors?
nvestor protection as in security investments.
Verified for legitimacy security ICOs.
User-friendly interface and investment tools.
Secondary security token market.
Free trading on the DESICO exchange.
“Whale” rights and discounts on the DESICO ecosystem.
Tokens for screening of security ICOs.
How will DESICO benefit the blockchain community?
One of the biggest issues currently facing the blockchain community is the lack of legal frameworks. This absence of legal regulation means that many blockchain-based startups fail to raise funds, and many investors are hesitant to invest into blockchain-based projects. A clear legal environment and a fully legal method of issuing security tokens in a European Union and Eurozone member state will set new standards for the widespread adoption of blockchain-based projects in the future.
What are the key components of DESICO Ecosystem?
The DESICO Ecosystem will be made up of five key components:
A crowdfunding platform to issue security tokens
A built-in exchange
European Union E-Money licence
The global DESICO community
Full compliance with the law
What is the DESICO crowdfunding platform?
The DESICO crowdfunding platform will allow ICOs to issue security tokens and raise capital. ICOs will receive full support throughout their fundraising process, including legal and marketing packages. We believe that the cost of launching an ICO via DESICO will be approximately three times lower than the current costs of launching an ICO independently.
What is the DESICO exchange?
Today, the majority of tokens lose their value shortly after the completion of an ICO because they are not listed on any exchanges. DESICO will operate a built-in exchange where security tokens will be tradable from day one after the completion of any ICO on the DESICO platform. This means that security tokens issued via DESICO will have instant liquidity. Built-in exchange also means that DESICO users will have the opportunity to easily exchange their crypto currencies into FIAT currencies and vice versa.
What is the European Union e-money licence?
The European Union e-money licence enables DESICO to legally execute payment transactions and manage payment accounts. DESICO users will be able to safely transfer their funds to the DESICO platform using their International Bank Account Number (IBAN), and easily exchange their FIAT holdings into crypto currencies and vice versa.
How is DESICO legally compliant?
The DESICO platform will operate under the Law of Crowdfunding of the Republic of Lithuania. Lithuania is a member of the European Union and part of the Eurozone. The law allows ICOs to raise capital by issuing security tokens. DESICO will be fully supervised by the Bank of Lithuania, which is under the control of the European Central Bank.
Who are the DESICO community?
The DESICO community will consist of ICOs that want to issue security tokens, passionate crypto investors who will actively participate in ICOs, and service providers.
Who is the team behind DESICO?
The core DESICO team has extensive experience in developing crowdfunding solutions both for private persons and businesses. In 2015, they launched Finbee, one of the best performing peer-to-peer platforms in Europe. DESICO executive team also includes professionals with extensive experience in large scale IT project management.
What prior experience does the DESICO team have?
The DESICO team is comprised of experts from the fields of banking and finance, legal, plus PR and marketing. Each team member has international experience in bringing successful projects to life. Their combined talents will ensure that the DESICO project achieves its objective of setting new standards for security ICOs.
Who are DESICO's team of advisors?
DESICO's current team of advisors include Electronic Arts co-founder, Jeff Burton; Director at the European Commision Expert Advisor on Alternative Finace, Ronald Kleverlaan; Global Fintech influencer and Co-Founder & author at Daily Fintech Dr. Efi Pylarinou; Digital Marketing Advisor, Donatas Tamelis, and Legal Advisor, Dr. Vytautas Šenavičius. Further DESICO advisors will be announced in due course.
What is the roadmap of the DESICO project?
Please check www.desico.io for the full version of the DESICO roadmap.
Why is DESICO based in Lithuania, the European Union and Eurozone member state?
DESICO is based in Lithuania thanks to the country's favourable crowdfunding climate, its status as an EU and Eurozone member, and the Lithuanian government’s open support for blockchain-based fintech projects. The Law on Crowdfunding of the Republic of Lithuania is one of the very few laws in the world that allows ICOs to raise capital by issuing security tokens.
Does DESICO have a legal entity for its business?
Yes. DESICO is registered at A. Rotundo St. 5-102, Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania, as a legal entity. It can also be contacted via email at [email protected]