A change of management at Crypto Fund and UrbanAlps


Olga Peters, co-founder of QualySense will join UrbanAlps as COO for the upcoming growth phase. Effective November, Mathias Maurer takes over the management of Crypto Fund AG. The startup has also appointed Michael Zbinden as CIO, and Bernadette Leuzinger, COO. 



Crypto Fund AG, a subsidiary of the Crypto Finance AG, allows traditional investors to participate in the emerging digital asset class with professional, secure, liquid, and transparent exposure. The startup has now made changes in its management: Since November 4, Crypto Fund has been running under the management of Mathias Maurer. In his new role as the CEO, Maurer succeeds Jan Brzezek, who retains his position as CEO of Crypto Finance AG, allowing him to focus on group management. “The positive development and growth for the Crypto Finance Group reinforce the importance of our strategic leadership and good corporate governance, where the complete separation of business areas is required,” commented Jan Brzezek on the changes. Other management positions at Crypto Fund have been occupied: Michael Zbinden was appointed as CIO and Bernadette Leuzinger, COO of Crypto Fund AG takes on the additional role of CFO. UrbanAlps welcomes new COO The Zurich based startup, UrbanAlps, developing the world’s first 3D metal printed high-security key has also made changes in its management board. As of January 2020, Olga Peters will embark on a new journey at Urban Alps, Peters co-launched and co-founded the food-tech startup QualySense in 2009/2010 that has developed a breakthrough technology reshaping the world of food and agritech with an intelligent single grain, seed and bean inspection and sorting solutions. Peters covered different functions such as Finance, Administration, HR, Marketing, Business Development, and Fundraising of a double-digit amount of million Dollars. «I am looking forward to join UrbanAlps, an award-winning high-tech start-up with global ambitions in the until recently very traditional lock industry», says designated UrbanAlps-COO Olga Peters. She had left her former start-up after ten years for a short sabbatical for family time and to finish a thesis for her MBA. (RAN) Photo L-R: Mathias Maurer, Michael Zbinden, Bernadette Leuzinger (Crypto Fund AG), and Olga Peters (UrbanAlps)