AUTHENTICITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Collect your beloved items and trade them easily with your smartphone. collectID safeguards you from accidentally buying fakes.
AUTHENTICITY FOR BRANDS
Connect your customers and products by combining the digital and physical world of your brand.
Our Sneaker Community
HOW IT WORKS
Every product gets a unique identity (ID) based on its characteristics (e.g. watches) or a collectID NFC chip embedded into the product (e.g. sneaker)
The unique identity (ID) of a product gets connected to a token that is safely stored on the blockchain forever – immutable
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.”
“collectID improves the customer experience significantly by creating a unique connection between physical products and digital content.”
Founder & CEO
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.
Co-Founder & CFO
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.
Co-Founder & CMO
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.
Co-Founder & Lead Blockchain Engineer
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.
Head of Product
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.
Marketing & Community Manager
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.
Lead Backend Engineer
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.
Lead iOS Engineer
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.
Lead Android Engineer
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.
Business Development Manager
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.
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.
Chief Cuteness Officer
Klusia oversees collectID cuteness department. She is in charge of receiving belly rubs, daily runs, and biting fake sneakers.
Legal Advisor & President of the Board
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.
Strategic Advisor & Board Member
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.
Sports Industry Advisor
Beni Huggel is a former football player who’s spent 12 years playing for FC Basel 1893, two years for Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga, and boasts 41 games for the Swiss national team. He’s won twelve titles with FC Basel 1893, has made over 20 appearances in the UEFA Champions League, and rounded off his sports career with three appearances at the World and European Championships. Since his retirement in 2012, Beni has been accompanying the Swiss Super League as an SRF football expert as well as with the Swiss national football team since 2018. In 2015, he founded Beni Huggel bewegt LLC to apply his experience to top-class sport training, coaching, and lectures. This ignited an interest in entrepreneurship and startups and has driven Beni to become actively involved in the startup world and to continuously pursue a variety of investment opportunities. Since 2017, Beni has also been a member of the board of directors for Praxisklinik Rennbahn AG.
Sports Industry Advisor
Marco Villiger is the owner and Managing Partner of MV Sports Consulting. For more than a decade, Marco Villiger has been a senior sports industry leader providing strategic leadership across the areas of legal, governance and commercial. In his former roles as Deputy Secretary General of FIFA and at the same time as General Counsel of FIFA, Marco Villiger has a deep understanding and appreciation for the specification of the global sports landscape both at the international and domestic levels. Over many years, Marco Villiger led FIFA’s Legal, Finance, Commercial, and HR Divisions managing and executing the day to day business. Marco Villiger has been prominently involved in the planning and implementation of the various phases of FIFA’s reform process launched since 2011 and was appointed a member of the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee. He also was a Member of the Evaluation Task Force in charge of evaluating the bids for the FIFA World Cup 2026. Today, Marco Villiger is the owner and CEO of MV Sports Consulting in Zurich, advising mainly the sports industry on commercial and legal challenges. Marco Villiger is also teaching at the University of Zurich (LL.M international business law and CAS Inhouse Counsel).
Sports & Entertainment Industry Advisor
Florian Kohler is joint CEO and co-founder of the blockchain startup Fyooz. He was CEO of the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation and President of the Ice Hockey World Championships 2020 AG. Florian has a deep knowledge and experience as an Executive Producer in sports, entertainment and media. For more than a decade he worked for SRF Swiss National TV, for TV3 and Sat1, as well as for regional TV stations. Furthermore, Florian has an active advisor position at smti AG – Hotels, Congresses & Events.
Prof. Falk Uebernickel
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.
Blockchain & Crypto Advisor
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 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.
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.