Tech & Life

Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. – Andy Warhol

On setting the rules. Special post for Women’s Day.

O

International Women’s Day was just two days ago, and it was very nice, because emancipation or not, flowers, hugs, congratulations and presents are always nice. What I also like about being a woman, especially on a rainy Saturday, is that it is my boyfriend who is walking our dog. Because I can always say that I am too cold, too weak and too fluffy without loosing face, and if I do this...

On being traded

O

To all startup CEOs who are planning an ICO or an ETO: It feels great to be traded! 🙂 It is fantastic to have hundreds of investors interested in your value and progress, giving you feedback daily, pushing you to transparency, careful roadmap decisions and mature communication. But it is also *very* different from running a classical and, well, intransparent startup, where your progress and...

The Other Tech Bubble

T

For 20 years now I’ve been introducing myself in professional environments as “tech entrepreneur”. But recently I have observed that I am no longer comfortable with defining myself this way. This article in Wired very well explains why: Outside the bubble, things are different. We’re not egging on startups that willingly flaunt regulations. We’re wary of artificial intelligence and its potential...

I get this stuff every day

I

“We are a tech conference and we need female speakers”. “We have a panel and we need a female to talk about bitcoin”. “We make a movie about crypto and we need a female character”. “I’m writing a story about ICOs and I need to interview a woman”. “I am a journalist and please tell me how you feel as a woman in male dominated...

German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) on ICOs and cryptocurrencies

G

Yesterday BaFin (the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority) issued a statement about the ICOs and cryptocurrency tokens. It is the first detailed official statement BaFin published on that matter (there was also a general one a few days ago, but it almost went unnoticed). Although the title of BaFin’s article at first sight seems like a warning — “Initial coin offerings: High risks for...

If you invest in app tokens, you may be killing the project you fund

I

The discussion about the inefficiency of app tokens as investment vehicle has been unfolding over the past few months, resulting in a general conclusion that such tokens are not a good way to fund new or existing projects, both for regulatory and economic modelling reasons. In a recent post Fabian Vogelsteller, lead Ethereum developer and ERC20 token standard co-author, hints at the problem: “(…)...

Tokenizing Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

T

Today there is no active, generalised secondary market for startup equity. Such a secondary market exists, however, for Blockchain projects, and has positively impacted the financing ecosystem for all parties involved: the founders, team members, and the investors too. To demonstrate to both the startup hubs and to the Blockchain community that this concept actually works in practice, at Neufund...

About me

Zoe Adamovicz is the CEO and co-founder at Neufund. A serial entrepreneur and investor, passionate about building technology businesses that are impactful, positive and at the same time profitable and powerful.

Things I care about