Functionality

Customized combination of robust sensors, biosensors and food tracers assess and monitor in real-time the product’s physical attributes and its surroundings down to the individual unit, coupled with a unique ID, smart tagging and anti-tampering mechanisms. Our sensor system development is ongoing at the EPFL Innovation Park with financing from the Swiss authorities.

Supply chains and quality control require a protocol that is resilient and highly scalable. Commercial agreements are encoded as smart contracts. Based on quality and safety data generated by sensors, contracts will self-execute and any disputes will be resolved automatically, with immediate financial settlement and optional dynamic pricing. We are building our protocol on Ethereum, and our Core Technology Partner for the protocol is Parity Technologies.

Once digitalization of sensor data is done and a certificate is issued, it is important to protect the integrity of the data. Digital attributes are handled in parallel to the product throughout the supply chain. All process readings are immutably recorded in a decentralised, fully-auditable manner, which protects from hacking, data manipulation and fraud.

To make Ambrosus a thriving ecosystem, there are developer tools and modules to allow community members to build distributed apps, extensions and protocol upgrades, creating valuable solutions for society, including consumers, farmers, pharmacies, distributors and business owners. These tools can be monetised instantly through micropayments. Interoperability with other Ethereum-based protocols brings complementarity of services and seamless integration.

The native token of Ambrosus, Amber is used to help trace products through their entire value chain, linking the information gathered to the records about the batch. Amber is also the fuel for the Ambrosus ecosystem, used to access the network services, interact with the sensor systems and to enter commercial agreements assured by smart contracts. Our Core Technology Partner for development of the Amber token is Parity Technologies.

Sensor Systems

Customized combination of robust sensors, biosensors and food tracers assess and monitor in real-time the product’s physical attributes and its surroundings down to the individual unit, coupled with a unique ID, smart tagging and anti-tampering mechanisms. Our sensor system development is ongoing at the EPFL Innovation Park with financing from the Swiss authorities.

Blockchain Protocol

Supply chains and quality control require a protocol that is resilient and highly scalable. Commercial agreements are encoded as smart contracts. Based on quality and safety data generated by sensors, contracts will self-execute and any disputes will be resolved automatically, with immediate financial settlement and optional dynamic pricing. We are building our protocol on Ethereum, and our Core Technology Partner for the protocol is Parity Technologies.

Secure Data Storage

Once digitalization of sensor data is done and a certificate is issued, it is important to protect the integrity of the data. Digital attributes are handled in parallel to the product throughout the supply chain. All process readings are immutably recorded in a decentralised, fully-auditable manner, which protects from hacking, data manipulation and fraud.

Developer Tools

To make Ambrosus a thriving ecosystem, there are developer tools and modules to allow community members to build distributed apps, extensions and protocol upgrades, creating valuable solutions for society, including consumers, farmers, pharmacies, distributors and business owners. These tools can be monetised instantly through micropayments. Interoperability with other Ethereum-based protocols brings complementarity of services and seamless integration.

Amber

The native token of Ambrosus, Amber is used to help trace products through their entire value chain, linking the information gathered to the records about the batch. Amber is also the fuel for the Ambrosus ecosystem, used to access the network services, interact with the sensor systems and to enter commercial agreements assured by smart contracts. Our Core Technology Partner for development of the Amber token is Parity Technologies.

Core Team

Angel Versetti

CEO

Angel previously worked at the United Nations, World Resources Forum, Bloomberg and was trained at Google. He was the youngest project leader and lead published author at the UN. Through his partnership Versetti & Co he led investments in startups, social projects and early cryptocurrencies. Angel is a recognised expert and frequent speaker on innovation, technology and economic development (Davos, Vatican, UNESCO, COP21). Admitted to Cambridge, life brought him to Sciences Po Paris, where he obtained a BA in History, Politics and Philosophy and an MA in Public Management (Excellence Scholarship). Certified skills in Diplomacy, Negotiations and Business.

Dr Stefan Meyer

CTO

Stefan has over 20 years of R&D experience in food analysis, ultrasound sensors and data encryption. Previously, Stefan led R&D projects at Nestlé, MHM Microtechnique and Vitargent Biotech and also sold two projects to Maersk Group and Perrot GmbH. He was the Founding Managing Director of the Integrative Food and Nutrition Center at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). Stefan holds a PhD in Food Science (ultrasound applications in food industry) from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Geosciences from the University of Lausanne. Stefan is also a Member of the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture.

Dr Vlad Trifa

Chief Product Officer

Vlad is the Founder of Web of Things and former Head of Digital Lab at Swisscom. As Co-Founder of EVRYTHNG, he has designed and built large-scale IoT platforms used by Fortune 100 companies (incl. Coca Cola, Unilever, LVMH, GE). Previously he served as Research Associate at MIT and UCLA. He holds a PhD and MSc in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and EPFL respectively. He also co-authored the seminal book Building the Web of Things.

Nathalie Kazzi

Interim COO (Consultant)

Nathalie has over 15 years of international operational leadership and project management experience. She is a Cofounder and COO of Decisive Wealth. Before that, she was a Global Product Manager as SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, where she developed and implemented Health & Safety online systems across 126 countries. Earlier, Nathalie was a Project Services Engineer at Shell in the Netherlands and Dubai, and worked on projects in the Middle East and Africa. She holds an MBA from Chicago Booth Business School and BEng from University of Technology Sydney.

Tiphaine Paulhiac

Project Manager

Tiphaine specializes in food technology and materials science. Most recently she worked as engineer on a joint project between EPFL and Nestle, working on chocolate manufacturing processes and quality assurance. She also worked as Engineer at Centro Premoi Nobel Mario Molina in Chile and worked as scientific researcher at Firmenich, working on encapsulation and delivery systems. Tiphaine holds an MSc in Materials Science and Food Technology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and Imperial College London.

Dr Joseph Chen-Yu Wang

Project Manager

Joseph is the Chief Scientist at Bitquant Research Laboratories. He previously served as Vice President at JP Morgan in New York and Hong Kong (Quantitative Analytics & Equity Derivatives) and also served as Lead Dev at Pointserve and Landmark Graphics. He also developed open source projects for Globewide Network Academy, and IRAF. He is experienced in developing fintech libraries in C++, Python, Java, R and Perl. Joseph holds a BsC in Physics from MIT and PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Elodie Auer

Junior Project Manager (Intern)

Elodie has several years of work experience in hospitality sectors, having worked at Pathe Theaters, Club Med, Movenpick, Geneva International Film Festival. She is currently a student in Hospitality Management at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL), world’s number 1 school in hotel management and hospitality.

Clara Buchet

Junior Project Manager (Intern)

Clara previously worked at URSO Hotel & Spa where she was responsible for food and beverage service. She also worked at Les Alpes du Leman, Boucherie Vautey and Bene-Diken-Hof Hotel, where she gained expertise in catering and food processing She is currently a student in Hospitality Management at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL), world’s number 1 school in hotel management and hospitality.

Marek Kirejczyk

Lead Blockchain Developer

Marek is an Ethereum enthusiast, the author and maintainer of the ethereum.rb library, co-organiser of Ethereum Meetup Poland and founder of Ethworks and AgileWarsaw. Formerly the Vice President of Engineering at Daftcode, CTO at El Passion, a co-founder of Aenima and C++ developer at Gadu Gadu, he has built and managed teams of up to 60 developers and has worked on blockchain projects since 2013. He started coding at the age of 10 and has complete mastery of several computer languages, including Solidity. He holds an MSc in Computer Science from Warsaw University and is a Certified Scrum Professional.

Antoni Kedracki

Senior Blockchain Developer

Antoni is an experienced all-around software engineer with a strong focus on blockchain and distributed storage technologies. Previously he was a Principal Software Engineer at Polidea, where he has lead development teams, and was also responsible for organizing work around Research & Development. He is one of the founders and organizers of the Mobile Warsaw Meetup. He holds an MSc in Telecommunication Technology from the Warsaw University of Technology.

Ivan Rukhavets

Junior Blockchain Developer

Ivan has advanced knowledge of C# and Python and has developed passion for Solidity. In the past he developed several projects, including an Android application for learning languages, GPU realisation of k-means algorithm, a WebAPI for storage of encrypted passwords and logins and a game for bots with AI. Many of his projects are open-source. He started coding at the age of 14. He is currently in the final year of studies at the Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science at Warsaw Polytechnical University.

Matthew Roberts

Lead Blockchain Developer

Matthew is a blockchain programmer specialising in trustless agreements, security and exchange platforms. Matthew has developed a range of new concepts for smart contracts and DAOs, including Timechains, Exploitchains, ZK atomic swaps, and more. He formerly worked as Python Developer for decentralized cloud storage startup Storj and also co-founded Coinbend, the first trustless decentralised exchange for trading cryptocurrencies with strangers.

Prof Jean-Paul Sandoz

Lead Engineer

Jean-Paul is an acclaimed expert in analog-to-digital signal processing for ultrasound sensors. His experience in the sensors and microelectronics domain spans over 40 years, and his lifelong dream project is based on a vision for sensor systems that could prevent fraud and manipulation in supply chains. After 10 years as a signal engineer in Canada and Switzerland, Jean-Paul served as Professor of Electronics and Signal Processing first at the Engineering College of Le Locle and later at University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland for over 30 years. He studied Electronics Engineering at Ottawa University.

Radoslav Dragov

Account Manager

In his professional life Rado has applied his expertise in business analysis and communication in multinational corporations, management consulting firms, and NGOs. He previously led projects and consulted at GemSeek, Wolters Kluwer and Enviu. His writings on business and management related topics have earned him top prizes from “St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award”, “Peter Drucker Challenge”, and “Project Firefly’s Current Affairs Competition”. Rado holds a BA in Management from Warwick Business School and a MSc in Organizational Change from Rotterdam School of Management.

Stéphane Ballmer

Lead Engineer

Stéphane is an experienced embedded systems engineer. Specialized in robotics, drones and sensors, he has recently worked on projects using state-of-the-art technologies, mostly in the robotics field. He has worked on projects within the R&D department of SenseFly, an unmanned drone manufacturer company, and on embedded software development for MotionPilot, a start-up designing a user-friendly remote control for racing drones. Stéphane holds an MSc in Microengineering and Robotics, which he obtained at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and in Zürich (ETHZ).

James Roberts

UI Developer

James is a front-end developer specializing in designing responsive, single-page web applications. Prior to Ambrosus, James worked as a publishing consultant for agencies like Random House, Stonebrook Publishing, and Breathless Press until one day he was told to build a website by a client. He has been passionate about web development ever since, and is always on the lookout for ways to improve his craft.

Dr Aneesh Zutshi

Content Manager

Aneesh is an Invited Assistant Professor at Universidade Nova, Lisbon and has a background of Research and Industry Experience in Innovation Management and Digital Entrepreneurship. His main focus areas are Business Models, Blockchain and its applications and Tokenization. He led several EU funded research projects. He has been the coordinator of Project DIGISTART, that was part of Startup Europe Initiative of the EU to boost entrepreneurship in Europe. He has also mentored startups and has been a coach at the European Innovation Academy. He holds a Ph.D. in Digital Business Models.

Stéphane Raynaud

Laboratory Manager

Stéphane is a technical writer with broad technical knowledge. He spent more than a decade working as a technician in various industries before combining his love for words with his technical career. Having worked at Cybelec SA, Seor Service SA and AISA SA, he has been a technical writer for 10 years now, and to stay true to the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, he also completed a graphic design training. Stéphane also writes for a local newspaper.

Ivan Olchevski

Mechanical Engineer

Ivan has knowledge of mechanics, electromechanics and physics and his professional activities included: Deputy Chief Mechanical Officer, IDS Switzerland, Geneva Airport; internship in conception of a testing workbench for electro-valves characterisation at FAS Versoix. He received his bachelor’s degree in Microengineering with minor in Nuclear Physics from the Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Genève (Hautes Ecoles Spécialisées - Suisse Occidentale) (EIG (HES-SO) and an MSc in Microengineering with minor in Applied Optics, which he obtained at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).

Nataliya Senchuk

Content Manager

Nataliya has a legal background in Private and Public International Law. Her interest in business, economics and community outreach has led her to work with a number of NGOs and private entities on issues of community outreach, organization sustainability and harmonization of legal and marketing interests. She has managed issues of community retention in local AIESEC branches and has held the position of Organising Committee Vice President of Delegate and Community Servicing at their Panhellenic Conference. She is completing her LLM at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Prof Esther Amstad

Head of Science

Esther is the Tenure Track Assistant Professor and Head of Soft Materials Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL. She specialises in Nanotechnology and Materials Science. Previously, she served as Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and holds a PhD in Engineering from ETH Zurich.

Katerina Ianishevska

Community Manager

Kateryna’s background lies in investment law, journalism and high technologies. She managed communications and outreach at Startup Odessa, Meshine and Ukraine Democracy Initiative. She also taught Investment Law at the Aristotles University of Thessaloniki. Earlier, she worked as Associate at Astapov Lawyers and interned at for the Jean Monet Chair for Constitutional Law. She holds a BA in Economics and Law from Odessa National University and is a final-year PhD candidate in Investment Law at the Aristotles University of Thessaloniki.

Advisors

Parity

Technical Advisor (Blockchain Protocol)

Parity Technologies serves as Core Technology Partner for Ambrosus. Parity is the creator of the most advanced Ethereum client & Wallet Application led by Ethereum Cofounder Dr Gavin Wood and Former Ethereum Security and Audit Manager Dr Jutta Steiner. Since its launch, Parity has since become the platform of choice for developers and users of decentralized applications and a world leader in blockchain and decentralized systems. Parity was the world’s first Ethereum implementation to support pluggable consensus engines and thus allowing the deployment of secure, high-performance and resource-efficient consortium blockchains. These days, Parity also working on the next generation of consensus protocols to provide interoperability between disparate chain and is designed to solve current blockchain tech’s most limiting issues, scalability & extensibility as well as privacy and the public/private blockchain dichotomy.

Oliver Bussmann

Strategic Advisor

Oliver is the President of Crypto Valley Association and Founder of Bussmann Advisory. He formerly served as the CIO at UBS, CIO at SAP and CIO at Allianz North America & Mexico, in addition to the executive roles held at Deutsche Bank and IBM. Oliver was named COO/CTO of the year by the Wall Street Journal and European CIO of the year by INSEAD/CIONET and was twice included in the Financial News "Fintech 40" list of innovators shaping the future of finance.

Prof Malcolm J W Povey

Scientific Advisor (Food Reassurance)

Malcolm is a world-renowned expert in food reassurance techniques, characterisation and processing analysis. Since completing his PhD in Food Physics at Lancaster University in 1973, Malcolm has established himself as one of the most prominent British experts in food sensors, having authored over 150 scientific publications and books. He is also an avid innovator in the food sensors domain and co-inventor of some of core food sensing technologies, including the Cygnus UVM ultrasound velocity meter, the Acoustiscan scanner and the Ultracane blind aid. He serves as Professor of Food Physics at the University of Leeds.

David Drake

Strategic Advisor

David is the President of LDJ Capital, whose extended network of funds of funds and hedge funds manages 1.5 trillion USD in assets. LDJ has invested 100 million USD in Alibaba and Palantir. David previously represented the US Commerce Department at the EU. He is also the Owner of the Soho Loft Media Group and Board Member of the NYC Opera and the Washington Ballet.

Jehan Chu

Strategic Advisor

Jehan Chu is a Managing Partner at Kenetic Capital, a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency investment firm based in Hong Kong. Jehan founded the Ethereum HK community, co-Founded the Bitcoin Association of HK (2014) and founded the Hyperledger HK community (2016). Alongside the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Jehan created the Blockchain: Surge event, serves as co-Chairman of the Hong Kong Fintech Association Blockchain Committee, is a member of the Asia Fintech Angels Association, a Fellow of Singapore University of Social Sciences, a Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Council Member and Metta Curator for Blockchain. Jehan is Advisor to the Melonport, QTUM, Digix and OpenANX Projects, Vice Chairman of Para Site Art Space, Board Member of Design Trust, and Global Patrons Board of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Jaron Lukasiewicz

Strategic Advisor

Jaron has been a featured bitcoin and blockchain industry executive since 2012. Jaron recently served as CEO of Coinsetter, a New York City-based bitcoin exchange, and Cavirtex, a leading bitcoin exchange in Canada – both acquired by Kraken in 2016. Prior to founding Coinsetter, Jaron worked in M&A as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and in private equity at The CapStreet Group. He obtained a B.A. in Economics with honours at Rice University.

Dhanesh Kothari

Mentor

Dhanesh has 20 years of IT experience out of which 7 years has been with Swiss Banks in Switzerland. He was Vice President at J.P. Morgan, leading Global IT Products on Discretionary Trading. Before that he worked as Vice President at Credit Suisse being the Head of IT in Portfolio Management Systems. Earlier he had 14 years of experience as Manager at Accenture and Syntel. Dhanesh holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Mumbai. He is a certified PMP and Java Architect professional.

Dr Fabiola Dionisi

Scientific Advisor (Quality Control)

Fabiola has a comprehensive understanding of the food industry, having worked at Nestlé since 1993 where she has specialised in food quality, safety and nutrition at processing and distribution stages. Fabiola has been Nestlé's Global R&D Programme Leader since 2014. A globally recognised expert in nutrition, she holds an MSc in Food Science and Medicine from the University of Surrey, a PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Milan and a Certificate of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Prof Sandro Carrara

Scientific Advisor (Biosensors)

Sandro is the Senior Scientist at the Integrated Systems Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL. He specialises in Biosensors and DNA Analysis. He is a Board Member of the IEEE Circuits and System Society and former Professor at the University of Bologna. He is a prominent expert in bioelectronics, having authored 7 books and having published over 200 scientific works and 12 patents.

David Wachsman

Public Relations Advisor

David is a heavyweight of Public Relations in the blockchain world. His New York and Dublin-based company, Wachsman PR, is the world's largest blockchain-focused public relations agency, leading communications for projects such as Dash, Iconomi, Aragon, Steemit, Kraken, Lisk, Crypto Valley Association, and Kik, amongst many others. Prior to entering the world of cryptocurrencies, David served as the Executive Director of Ericho Communications, a boutique Manhattan agency.

Tom Lyons

Communications Advisor

Tom is the Chairman of the Communications Working Group at the Crypto Valley Association and Owner of Lyons Communications, a boutique agency in Zurich focused on Fintech and emerging technologies. He specializes in the planning and execution of complex thought leadership and content marketing campaigns, and works with high-profile clients like UBS, the Cardano Foundation and Bussmann Advisory, among others. Tom holds a BA in Comparative Literature (Latin & English) from Columbia University in New York.

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Where to Find Us

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