Alena develops early stage ideas into proﬁtable products and services. Her track record includes several successful startups in ﬁnance and technology. A polyglot who speaks seven languages, Alena graduated in Diplomacy, Marketing Communication and German Studies.
She has over 15 years experience in leadership, including as Head of Business Development for Komercni Pojistovna, a Société Générale insurance company and INSIA, that she has developed to Nr. 2 on the market. Alena also launched oPojisteni.cz, the #1 online media for insurance professionals in Czech Republic.
She founded SatoshiLabs, the leading Bitcoin and Blockchain innovation company, known for introducing several game-changers: the ﬁrst bitcoin map at CoinMap.org, the ﬁrst bitcoin mining pool SlushPool.com, and TREZOR the original and leading bitcoin hardware wallet.
Today, Alena acts as advisor to numerous startups and established companies helping them to embrace the blockchain technology and deliver meaningful products. Recently, she has initiated Khodam et Bloom, a foundation to ﬁnance research and development in cryptocurrencies, as well as to support talent, education and new commercial projects in the area.