Frank is a Dutch entrepreneur living in Sweden. He founded companies in various industries including location-based social network IRL Connect, fashion company ClickClacks, indoor positioning company Qubulus and cryptocurrency company Safello. He was part of initiating the Verbeterdebuurt foundation that unites citizens and municipalities to improve neighborhoods and pioneered as a Dutch rapper pre-dating his entrepreneurial life.
As CEO & Co-founder of Safello ([https://safello.com](https://safello.com/)) Frank is heading the efforts to onboard people into the cryptocurrency economy in a safe and compliant way. Safello is a Techstars alumni, nominated "best cryptocurrency company" by Techcrunch The Europas twice, winner of the Web Summit Angels’ Choice Awards, winner of the MoneyLIVE pitch competition, Finalist of the BBVA Challenge and the first company to close a Bitcoin proof-of-concept with a tier I bank, Barclays. It acquired cryptocurrency futures exchange ICBIT in 2016 and the institutional grade trading, clearing and settlement platform Cryex in 2017. The company is backed by Digital Currency Group, Northzone, White Star Capital and Techstars.
Frank is a frequent speaker and moderator at events such as TEDx, Money2020, Coinsummit, Blockchain Week and the Digital Currency Summit. He is the host of The Safello Show and Advisor to the InnoBridge Foundation. Hot Topic listed Frank as one of the 100 most influential people in FinTech globally.