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About Us.

George McDonaugh

Research

Board of Directors

Managing Director and Co-Founder
George discovered Bitcoin in late 2011 and co-founded KR1 plc in 2016 after initially having been an educator of the technology at conferences and meetups.

Keld van Schreven

Research

Board of Directors

Managing Director and Co-Founder
Keld became involved in crypto in 2013 and co-founded KR1 plc in 2016 after having been an early web entrepreneur from 1994 and scaling internet startups to millions of users.

Janos Berghorn

Research

Head of Research
Janos became fascinated by digital assets as an emerging asset class while studying Economics at university and joined KR1 plc shortly after its inception.

Rhys Davies

Board of Directors

Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Rhys joined KR1 plc in 2020 with over 25 years experience in public and private companies, having worked for the Boston Consulting Group and Schroder Investment Management earlier in his career.

Mona El Isa

Board of Directors

Non-Executive Director
Mona joined KR1 plc in 2021 and is the CEO of Avantgarde Finance, developing Enzyme, an Ethereum-based protocol for decentralised on-chain asset management. She previously worked as a trader at Goldman Sachs and portfolio manager at Jabre Capital.

Simon Nicol

Board of Directors

Non-Executive Director
Simon joined KR1 plc in 2019 and is a Chartered Accountant and Accounts Manager at Bridgewaters, KR1 plc’s Corporate Services Provider in the Isle of Man.

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Digital Assets are an Unparalleled Opportunity

Over the last decade, decentralised networks and trustless enterprises have captured billions in value with the potential to greatly expand further in the years to come.

Incorporated in March 2016, KR1 plc is an internally managed digital asset investment company with one of the longest track records in the crypto markets and digital asset industry. KR1 plc shares are traded on the APX segment of the AQSE Growth Market, allowing anyone to purchase the shares and gain exposure to the crypto markets through KR1 plc's underlying portfolio of digital assets investments and revenue-generating staking activities.

KR1 plc is different from most technology venture capital firms, with its primary focus on digital assets as an investment unit rather than traditional equity in start-ups. Equally, unlike some private crypto funds, KR1 plc is completely transparent and flexible in its operations, with significant investments and asset realisations being publicly announced.

A Short History of KR1 plc

Incorporated in March 2016, KR1 plc is one of the world’s first institutional digital asset investment vehicles. At the time of incorporation, the digital asset market was embryonic, as seen on the CoinMarketCap.com screenshot taken a day after incorporation from 9 March 2016 with Ethereum having only been recently launched and BTC at US$412. Since then, KR1 plc has invested and supported many key projects in the decentralised ecosystem.