Founding Team

Daniel Gasteiger

Co-Founder & CEO

Daniel has worked in financial services for more than 20 years. Starting out as an FX trader at Credit Suisse, he later joined UBS to work with hedge funds and third-party banks promoting UBS’s business-to-business API solutions and Prime Brokerage services. In his last role at UBS, he built up and managed the Office of the Chairman as a Managing Director. His fascination for Blockchain technology led to the decision to start nexussquared, a business platform based in Zurich. There he drove the efforts to enhance the attractiveness of the location for international start-ups and helped new ventures as well as established players to build up business based on the technology

Patrick Graber

Head of Business Development

Patrick has a Master’s degree in Business Innovation from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), where he wrote his thesis “Towards Blockchain Mediated Governance for Decentralised Autonomous Corporations” in cooperation with ETH Zurich. During his studies he was working for a Swiss SME, where he was employed as a sales representative and involved in the process of establishing new local point of sales as well as managing operations. After his studies he joined Blockchain Source a technology partner of Procivis, where he managed business development endeavours for the emerging Procivis project.

Yves-Alain Petitjean

Co-Founder & CFO

Yves is a UCLA Andersen School Alumni and began his career at UBS in Zurich. With UBS he started an international career as an M&A Associate in New York and later in Singapore. Afterwards, he returned to Europe, where he joined Santander’s CEO division in Madrid. Following the acquisition of Abbey by Santander, he was recruited in 2007 and joined the ranks of Cerberus Capital’s M&A team in London.

In 2010, Yves took a new direction and turned the struggling Paris-based fashion label Kris Van Assche into a profitable business. In the following he served as CEO of independent French heritage house D.Porthault Group. He joined forces with Procivis’ original Founder, Daniel Gasteiger in October 2016 as acting CFO of the Company.

Costa Vayenas

Senior Government Consultant

Costa has previously worked as an analyst for financial institutions in London, New York and Zurich. His recent roles included Head of Research and Head of Credit for the emerging markets at UBS. He has lectured at the University of Zurich as well as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). Costa is a distinguished e-government expert and the author of the book “Democracy in the Digital Age: How we’ll vote and what we’ll vote about”. As a Senior Government Consultant, he works closely with the Procivis advisory board to provide government clients with the latest and most relevant research to advise them on e-government strategy and implementation.

Giorgio Zinetti


Giorgio has a Master’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan. After graduation he joined UBS as Software Engineer working on the E-Banking solution for Switzerland and the Mobile Banking for Asia. In his last role at UBS, he joined the Wealth Management Innovation Team as Innovation Product Manager where he built several digital products and curated the scouting of fintech startups. While engaging with the startup communities he was inspired by blockchain technology and its potential applications beyond fintech.

Advisory Board

Michael Casey

Managing Partner Agentic Group & Senior Advisor MIT Media Lab

Kaspar Korjus

Managing Director eResidency Republic of Estonia

Monique Morrow

Co-Founder Humanized Internet & Former Cisco CTO

Grégoir Notz

Managing Director & Executive Committee Notz Stucki Group

Rolf Rauschenbach

Strategy Advisor & Political Scientist

Roger Wirth

Managing Director of Information & Cyber Security