Antoine is co-founder and CEO of BlockFactory AG, a company delivering advisory and development services in the blockchain space. He is also a founder of Proxeus, a set of open source blockchain standards for digitizing, registering, storing and managing assets, dubbed as “WordPress for the blockchain“, that raised USD 25m via a token launch in February 2018.
Between 2013 and 2015, Antoine has developed and led one of the first venture capital vehicles in Switzerland with an exclusive focus on FinTech and blockchain. Centralway Ventures invests in Seed/A rounds globally, with an exclusive focus on financial technology and a typical deal size of $100-300k.
Antoine worked at UBS, Lombard Odier and Arthesia AG – a Zurich-based consultancy. He has been a strategic advisor to the board of directors of several Swiss banks on FinTech and blockchain-related topics.
In 2008 he co-founded Sandbox, the foremost global community for talented young individuals below 30, uniting and incubating members from over 50 countries at hundreds of events across the globe. Sandbox has been featured widely in Swiss and international media.
Passionate about politics, he became a member of the parliament of his home city, Lausanne, at the age of 20 – the youngest member ever elected. In 2005, he co-authored a book on global challenges in collaboration with several leaders including HRH The Prince of Wales.
Antoine studied law at the Universities of Fribourg and St. Gallen. In 2010 and in 2013, he was named in the 100 top Swiss personalities by the magazines L’Hebdo and Bilan. A Swiss Saber champion in 1999, Antoine still practices fencing in his free time.