An ambitious idea like FundRequest absolutely needs a talented and complementary team to succeed. We have gathered all the right people for the job – meet the team!

Meet the team

Core team

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Karel Striegel

Founder / CEO

Karel is the man with the vision, and the solutions to execute his ideas. His infectious enthusiasm is the fuel behind the whole FundRequest team.

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Davy Van Roy


Davy builds on existing ideas and makes them better. He’s a no-nonsense man of action that can solve the toughest problems. At FundRequest he’s in charge of the platform architecture & development.

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Gerbert Vandenberghe

Business Analyst

Gerbert has a passion for domain modeling, and is always eager to learn and discuss new ideas and insights. His main focus is creating business value while providing the best possible user experience.

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Tim Dierckxsens

Product Manager

Tim has the gift to assemble all the right people around a project. He can enter the mind of a customer and determines the viability of an idea accordingly.

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Steve Maris

Core Developer

Steve is a full-stack developer with a preference for front-end technology. He knows how to style and structure the web, with a focus on UX and accessibility

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Quinten De Swaef

Core Developer

Quinten is an ethical hacker, who is always up to date with the latest tech developments. At FundRequest, he supports the back-end development.


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Lasse Clausen

Token launch and token economics

Lasse is an entrepreneur driven by technology's world-changing potential. He’s currently a partner at the 1kx blockchain angel fund and an advisor on tokenization.

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Christopher Heymann

Technology and token economics

Christopher has over 10 years experience as CTO for IT startups. He is currently a partner at the 1Kx blockchain angel fund, and will be our advisor for token generation events.

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Nico Haelterman

Technical Analyst

Nico has a passion for emerging technologies and is a firm believer in decentralised (micro) payments. With an MD in commercial engineering and specialisation in AI, he will act as an economical and technical advisor for our team.

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Thomas Matthys

Financial Advisor

Thomas is finalising a PhD in banking and corporate finance at the Vlerick Business School. He has a penchant for numbers and critical thinking, and will be counseling our business model.

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Thomas Graham

Marketing Advisor

Tom is a co-founder at, (an AI and machine learning marketing company) and founder of MapD, the world's fastest database. He is an expert in the emerging cryptocurrency regulatory landscape.


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