Crypto Valley Venture Capital Hires Philipp Roesler As Advisory Board Chairman

Job Appointments | September 21, 2020 By:

Swiss company Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC) has appointed Philipp Roesler as the new chairman of its advisory board.

CV VC is a next generation investment company where cutting-edge blockchain and crypto technology meet traditional venture capital. Based in the heart of Switzerland’s Crypto Valley, the company invests in all stages of crypto and blockchain development, from incubation to growth capital and has its own thriving ecosystem. It covers critical stages of startup life, including business model development, technology assessment & token model, communication strategy, and attracting capital and strategic partnerships.

Roesler served as Vice Chancellor of Germany, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, and Chairman of Germany’s Free Democratic Party from 2011 to 2013. During his time as Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Roesler led efforts to expand vocational training and foster entrepreneurship, particularly in the German start-up community. A medical doctor by training, Roesler also previously held the role of Germany’s Federal Minister of Health. Since 2014, he has served as a Member of the Managing Board and Head of Regional and Government Engagement at the World Economic Forum (WEF), a Geneva-based not-for-profit foundation that is committed to improving the state of the world. At WEF, Roesler was deeply involved in the Forum’s work to transform the global humanitarian system by 2030, including through the creation of public-private partnerships.

Roesler’s aim is to take CV VC and its innovative investment approach out into the world and anchor the company in Asia. He also sees himself as an ambassador for “Blockchain Nation Switzerland” and Crypto Valley, which – with its progressive regulation, over 900 registered companies and 4700 jobs – is one of the most important blockchain locations in the world. It is planned that the CV VC Advisory Board will further be supplemented by two additional, globally well-connected personalities from the worlds of business and politics.

Roesler is not the only former top politician involved with CV VC. Johann Schneider-Ammann, the former Swiss finance minister and Anne Berner, a former minister of transport and communication in Finland, are members of the board of directors.