Difitek CEO, Markus Lampinen, is an internationally awarded digital finance entrepreneur. Active in pioneering new securities models worldwide, he has worked in digital finance since 2009. As CEO of Difitek, Markus has recruited over 100 individuals, built up operations on six continents and been recognized as one of the top 100 thought leaders in crowdfunding. Markus has pioneered new funding models in the US and Europe, advised policy makers worldwide—including the SEC, the European Commission and Italian regulator CONSOB—for more effective markets. He has worked with visionary organizations such as the World Bank and the Kauffman Foundation to improve frameworks for digital finance. Markus has studied computer science and economics (M.Sc).