BlockIS Mini-Series: Focusing on FinTech

Your Block.IS Mini Series is back, and today Francesca Aliverti takes the lead to showcase some companies in the realm of FinTech that are connected to the Block.IS initiative, as well as discussing some buzzwords related to blockchain in financial services. A must-listen episode, to get to know a few solutions in the market!

More on our guests & companies:

Ognjen Kurtic – Co- Founder and CTO, Finspot
Before Finspot, worked for 10 years as a software engineer, team lead, and lead architect at various companies on projects spanning large-scale enterprise applications and innovative startup products for clients from around the world. Interested in asset tokenization and blockchain solutions for the enterprise. Coauthor of the Baseledger whitepaper and contributor to the Baseline protocol. At Finspot, responsible for leading the team which is in charge of building our pioneering platform for MSME financing.
Finspot is a fintech startup from Belgrade, Serbia with a mission to solve liquidity problems for MSME across Europe by utilizing the latest technologies and innovative financial products. Since the official launch in Serbia at the beginning of 2021, we are proud to report that we have financed more than 700 invoices and have a portfolio of 1.2m euros. We are currently busy building a blockchain-based module to allow private investors to participate in our portfolio, scheduled for release in Q4 2021. Actively looking for debt financing or investment to strengthen our position in Serbia and start regional expansion.


Guruprasad Venkatesha – Co-Founder & CEO,
Guruprasad started his first FinTech Company Sharegiants Wealth Advisors Private Limited in Bangalore, India, when he was 16, managing an AUM of $2 million and had a successful exit from the company. Later he worked for Morgan Stanley as an investment 15 analyst and a trader, where he was in a team managing $50 million. He defined many successful strategies during his term at Morgan Stanley, and some of them are used in the current trading models of b-cube. He has 15 years of experience in fund management & defining trading strategies in equities, commodities, and cryptocurrencies. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from a reputed MSRIT (now called RIT, among the top 25 best engineering schools in India). He is a guest writer on cryptocurrencies & technical analysis on, Hungary’s Leading Cryptocurrencies & Digital Payment platform & has been interviewed by several media’s including Forbes Magazine.
BCUBE is the one-stop-shop for crypto trading. You can start trading with our completely automated AI-driven crypto bots for both CEX & DEX developed completely in-house that dynamically adjusts to market conditions. Build your own bot on top of our already working AI/ML strategies & education courses to learn the basics of Blockchain/cryptos to even Blockchain programming such as solidity to code your own smart contracts. You can access all these services for free if you stake “BCUBE” tokens in the staking smart contract. BCUBE is listed on Uniswap.


Dimitar Kyosev – Project Coordinator, Deriveum
Dimitar is one of the co-founders of the Deriveum project. He has Master’s degrees in Public Administration, Law, and Economics. He has studied at the University of Twente, the University of Ghent, and the University of Haifa. In the last 10 years of his work experience, Dimitar has worked on a number of complex cross-border restructuring.
Deriveum anchors investment risk allowing capital inflows to support the Economic Transformation utilizing innovative blockchain technologies. We are a solution designed to solve the critical issues facing the $8 trillion Credit Defaults Swaps market.


Co-Founder and Partner, FTS Group
About the Author
Francesca Aliverti - Co-Founder and Partner, FTS Group Francesca Aliverti is the Co-Founder and Partner at FTS Group, a startup mentor at Startupbootcamp FinTech & Cybersecurity, an Equity Partner of Great Stuff Ventures and recently appointed as Head of Business Development at Elevandi for the EMEA region. Previously she was a Co-Founder at Holland FinTech where she also held a position as the Head of Strategy & Business Development. In this role she catalyzed company transformation from inception to a +400 members enterprise. She is highly fluent in the fintech European ecosystem with tangents across the world - in technology issues from a business point of view, from the traditional structures, to the most innovative solutions in the market, having built FinTech ecosystems and fostering innovation dialogues. Francesca is currently an active asset in strengthening Elevandi’s leadership at the intersection of Policy, Finance and Technology in the EU and Africa regions. She is also a regular contributor and content curator to different financial inclusion projects with a focus on emerging markets, on initiatives with, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Additionally, she is regular host at the Breaking Banks Europe show, top fintech podcast in Europe. Francesca speaks Italian, English and basic Greek. Linkedln: Twitter: Provoke: Instagram: