AUTHENTICITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Collect your beloved items and trade them easily with your smartphone. collectID safeguards you from accidentally buying fakes.

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AUTHENTICITY FOR BRANDS

Connect your customers and products by combining the digital and physical world of your brand.

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HOW IT WORKS

collectID NFC chips are embedded into products and contain a unique identity (ID)

The unique ID of a product is then safely stored on the blockchain forever – immutable

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Major Advantages

Truly secure solution

The combination of blockchain- and IoT is truly tamper-proof and removes the financial incentive and scalability from selling counterfeited products

Unique customer experience

collectID creates a unique customer experience that lasts beyond the point of sale and creates extremely valuable data for brands

Simple & easy to use

One tap with a smartphone is all it takes to verify the authenticity of a product. A very easy, fast, and secure solution

“Ich freue mich die innovative Technologie von collectID bei Sonra einzusetzen, um meiner Community eine einzigartige Customer Experience zu bieten.”

Hikmet Sugoer

Founder, Sonra

“collectID improves the customer experience significantly by creating a unique connection between physical products and digital content.”

Christina Fürst

Former Head of Marketing, Gübelin

About Us

Core Team

David Geisser

David Geisser

Founder & CEO

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David holds a Master’s degree in Business Innovation from the University of St. Gallen, where he did a one year program in Design Thinking in collaboration with Stanford University. As part the program, he developed an MVP for a Swiss-based retail bank. After his studies, David joined Boydak Strategy Consulting where he focused on business model innovation and rapid prototyping. During this time, David led several projects and developed various MVPs for different clients

Dominik Fricker

Dominik Fricker

Co-Founder & CFO

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Dominik holds a Master’s degree in Finance, majoring in Quantitative Finance from the University of London. He has more than ten years’ experience from the financial sector, with extensive expertise working in several risk management and finance roles in Zürich and New York. His expertise covers a wide range of topics including financial regulation, quantitative risk management, analysis of complex structure transactions and strategic business initiatives

Sergio Muster

Sergio Muster

Co-Founder & CMO

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Sergio holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Fribourg. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sneakerness. Today, Sneakerness is Europe’s largest sneaker convention with events in Paris, Berlin, Zürich, Moscow, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Köln and Johannesburg. In 2017, the events attracted around 50’000 sneaker aficionados and more than 650 resellers

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

Co-Founder & Lead Blockchain Engineer

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Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of South Florida. He’s worked professionally in a variety of fields ranging from image processing to drone security and, most recently, blockchain technology. Over the past three years, Jeremy has focused his attention on the Ethereum ecosystem and has hands-on experience with Ethereum DApp development

Łukasz Buławski

Łukasz Buławski

Product Manager

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Łukasz holds a Master’s degree in Applied Computer Science from the Cracow University of Technology and has over ten years of experience leading cross-functional global teams. He has worked both as a successful entrepreneur and for a global billion-dollar company, where he not only delivered a number of high-impact projects, but also built successful projects and program management frameworks

Alida Falkenström

Alida Falkenström

Marketing & Community Manager

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Alida holds a Master’s degree in Luxury Fashion and Accessories Management from the International University of Monaco. During her studies, Alida worked for the fine crystal and jewelry producer Swarovski with a focus on global B2B sales and customer excellence. She’s also worked professionally in the financial sector

Pascal Mouret

Pascal Mouret

Lead Backend Engineer

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Pascal has extensive coding experience having worked for multiple successful start-ups in Zürich. He has valuable technical know-how in various fields ranging from data processing and machine learning to web development

Volodymyr Kosterin

Volodymyr Kosterin

Lead iOS Engineer

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Volodymyr holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Lviv Polytechnic University. He’s worked professionally on more than ten successful projects in various areas as an iOS, macOS, and tvOS developer over the past four years. He believes that the key to the success is the combination of developer resources and business interests

Andrii Adermakh

Andrii Adermakh

Lead Android-Engineer

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Andrii holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Lviv Polytechnic University. He’s worked professionally on more than seven successful projects in various areas as an Android developer over the past four years

Lucas Geisser

Lucas Geisser

Business Development Manager

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Lucas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen. Before and during his studies, Lucas worked for various major Swiss banks such as UBS and Raiffeisen. With his expertise of more than 3+ years in the financial sector and the theoretical knowledge he’s gained from University, he’s truly a versatile member of the collectID family

Joel Krummenacher

Joel Krummenacher

Sneaker Expert

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Since childhood, Joel has been fascinated with shoes, which led him to start his own sneaker collection more than four years ago. Now, he is a passionate sneaker collector and became an expert in the verification of sneakers. At university, he worked in a sneaker store part-time to learn more about the business. Joel is currently finishing his Bachelor in Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen

Advisory Board

Christian Stambach

Christian Stambach

Legal Advisor & President of the Board

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Christian is an attorney and partner with the law firm Bratschi Ltd in St. Gallen. He advises on corporate transactions and supports corporate legal services in contract negotiations, transactions and projects as well as in matters of corporate governance and compliance. Christian was Group General Counsel of Adecco SA (2004-2006) as well as a board member of the AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG (2009-2017), Namics (2015-2019) and currently of UBS Swiss Financial Advisers AG, to name but a few. As an active board member and former corporate general counsel Christian knows the needs of companies and entrepreneurs

Bettina Hein

Bettina Hein

Strategic Advisor & Board Member

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Bettina Hein is a serial software entrepreneur that has built technology companies in both Europe and the United States. She is most recently the founder of HelloYellow, a Web 3.0 technology company, her third software company. She is also the founder and a board member at Pixability, a video advertising company in Boston. Prior to Pixability, Bettina co-founded SVOX, the Swiss-based speech technology company which was acquired by Nuance Communications (NUAN) for $125 million. Bettina has received numerous awards and recognitions such as the 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, L’Oreal NEXT Generation Award, and The Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Award.” Bettina holds an MS degree from MIT, a law degree from the University of Constance, and a business degree from the University of St. Gallen. Bettina holds two software patents and is the co-author of Video Marketing for Dummies. She is also a “shark” on the Swiss version of Shark Tank called “Höhle der Löwen Schweiz”
Prof. Falk Uebernickel

Prof. Falk Uebernickel

Strategic Advisor

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Falk is adjunct professor at the University of St.Gallen, one of Europe´s leading universities for Strategy and Management. He received it´s PhD in Business Administration from the University of St.Gallen. Since then he is actively doing research in the area of Internet of Things, Design Thinking and Human-centered Design. As part of the research center he worked together with leading german companies like ThyssenKrupp, SAP, Linde MH, Heidelberger Printing machines to derive digital strategies. Falk is also the spokesman of the SUGAR network – a global movement and initiative of over 20 universities and more than 100 companies to apply Design Thinking to real world problems. As part of his research activities he has published over 160 articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences. Amongst them are ICIS and MISQE. Further, Falk is active in coaching startups and young company builder. He is invested in companies like mimi.io

Jürg Stuker

Jürg Stuker

Technology Advisor

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Jürg consulted global companies in the digitization of their businesses for more than twenty years. Simultaneously he helped building Namics, a professional services company employing over 550 digital experts where he served as a CEO for 12 years. He is president of the Technology jury of Best of Swiss Web, jury member at Startfeld Diamant and mentor at Kickstart Accelerator. As a member of the executive board he also works for Swisscontent, Scope and Simedis

Bernd Lapp

Bernd Lapp

Blockchain & Crypto Advisor

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Bernd Lapp is Advisor to a few handpicked Blockchain based Projects, was on the Advisory Board of the Ethereum Foundation, the CEO of Old School GmbH and part of the Business Hive in Swarm City.
He recently spoke at TEDx Lausanne about Identity on the Blockchain. Bernd has several years of management experience across multiple industries, including finance, digital media and sports.
As part of his role as Head of Sales for a Fintech Startup in Switzerland, he got interested in Blockchain Technology and the business opportunities it provides. From 2015 onwards Bernd focused on this new technology, advising consulting firms and also joined the Advisory Board of the Ethereum Foundation, the most promising Blockchain protocol available

Philipp Büchel

Philipp Büchel

Blockchain Advisor

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Philipp entered the blockchain and bitcoin business in 2012 and since then became an expert in blockchain technology. He holds a degree in engineering (physics and micro systems) and an MBA in Technology and Innovation. Philipp is the founder of “Blockchain Büro Liechtenstein”, which represents a hub for blockchain-based topics. This includes lectures, consulting, project management, event coordination and networking with the local blockchain scene. Until 2017 he worked as project manager in the research and development area of a big industrial company

Project Roadmap

2021: collectID-as-a-Service introduced

The collectID ecosystem and services will be integrated into existing P2P trading platforms.

2020: Trading Platform launched

A second version of the collectID ecosystem with an integrated trading platform will be launched.

2020: Series A funding round

Through a second funding round additional money will be raised to reach the ambitious targets and continue growth.

2020: Attacking new Markets

Additional product groups like luxury watches and sport merchandising products will be initialized.

Q3 – Q4, 2019: collectID for B2B customers

First brands will connect their products with collectID NFC chips and create a unique customer experience.

Q2, 2019: Won Pitching Battle at Swiss Startup Day

collectID was selected as one of the winners at the pitching battle of Swiss Startup Day with more than 200 startups participating.

Q2, 2019: iOS and Android App launched

The collectID App was launched at Sneakerness Zürich and received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community.

Q1, 2019: Seed funding round closed

Well-known business angels and an innovation foundation invested into collectID.

Q3, 2018: Moving into Innovation Garage

collectID was selected to be part of the Innovation Garage of Generali Switzerland.

Q2 – Q4, 2018: collectID Ecosystem developed

A first version of the collectID ecosystem was developed and deployed to the Ethereum mainnet.

Q2, 2018: Partnership with Sneakerness

A first partnership with Europe’s largest sneaker convention, Sneakerness was established.

Q4, 2017 – Q1, 2018: Prototyping and Testing

Several hardware and software prototypes were built and tested extensively.