Leading Blockchain & Crypto VC

Iconic Lab is a venture capital group focused on early stage blockchain and crypto companies. An award-winning accelerator program, Iconic Lab is vertical and geographic agnostic, focusing on Pre-seed/Seed ventures.

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Leading Blockchain & Crypto VC

Iconic Lab is a venture capital group focused on early stage blockchain and crypto companies. An award-winning accelerator program, Iconic Lab is vertical and geographic agnostic, focusing on Pre-seed/Seed ventures.

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Investment Team

Patrick Lowry, MBA, CPA 

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Patrick, CEO and Managing Partner of Iconic, is a capital markets expert and investor with over a decade of financial experience. Previously, Patrick was a PwC asset management auditor of clients such as Vanguard and Blackrock. He has worked many years in Private Equity and Venture Capital, most notably with Deutsche Börse. He holds an MBA and BS in Finance and Accounting and is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant. Patrick also serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bitfield AG and is the CEO of publicly-traded Cryptology Asset Group.

Max Lautenschäger, MBA, CAIA 

CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

Max, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Iconic, is a former management consultant where he advised Fortune 500 companies on digitalization, project management and IT integration. An angel investor himself, he transitioned into Private Equity with a €40-billion AUM group before beginning with a fintech company builder. He holds a BA in International Management, an MBA, is Harvard educated and completed the CAIA designation. Additionally, Max serves on the Supervisory Board of MLP, Germany’s largest independent financial advisory group.

Dominic Ward 

ICONIC HOLDING USA – MANAGING PARTNER

Dominic is the Managing Director of Iconic Holding USA. He is an investor with over 20 years of financial services experience. His background includes a unique blend including large brand names like Thomson Financial and Moody’s Investors Service, buyside positions on two credit hedge fund trading desks, and running a high-tech focused startup accelerator. Dominic has a BA from Brown University with a double concentration in Economics and Organizational Behavior and Management.

Dr. Jens Bernhardt 

MANAGING PARTNER

Dr. Bernhardt has a long track record with over 30 years’ experience in the financial industry, having worked as Managing Director and CIO for Zurich Group Invest Europe (Deutschland) GmbH, the asset manager of the German Zurich Group, and Skandia Life Insurance Germany. He was also a member of the supervisory board of Deutsche Wohnen AG and Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist of Germany’s largest Family Office, Oppenheim Vermögenstreuhand GmbH, which was a fully owned subsidiary of the former Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. KGaA. Jens holds a Diplomkaufmann-degree from the University of Bayreuth, an MBA-degree from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate from the University of Kassel (Private Equity as an Asset Class for Unit Linked Insurance Products).

Lukasz Musialski 

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF INVESTMENT / TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Lukasz is an experienced investment manager with technology, big data and AI background. He is an expert in assessing deep tech investment opportunities. Lukasz spent years as a PE & VC investment team member at a €40-billion AUM investment group FERI. He is a serial entrepreneur having also founded a prop-tech startup and a very popular financial podcast. Lukasz holds degrees in both finance and computer science.

Martin Rudnick 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Martin is an experienced financial professional in the asset management industry, having worked for Arabesque as the Head of Finance, Germany, and as a Business Process Solutions Consultant for Grant Thornton for several years. Martin holds degrees both in Business Administration (Finance & Banking; M. Sc.) and International Account & Finance (M. Sc.).He is also currently a lecturer at Hochschule Fresenius Wiesbaden, teaching about entrepreneurial finance and behavioural descion making.

Dimitrij Gede 

HEAD OF COMPLIANCE RELATIONS

Dimitrij Gede founded Anagram Compliance in 2019, specializing in AML Compliance Advisory and Blockchain. Previously, he lead the creation of a KYC department at Deutsche Bank and gained in-depth experience working as a Compliance Officer at Sanne Group Luxembourg.

Iconic Holding GmbH (“Iconic”) is a global crypto asset management group headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany with offices in Singapore, Dubai and New York. Iconic launched Iconic Lab, a crypto and blockchain-focused venture capital group and accelerator program, in early 2017. Iconic Funds, a joint venture of Iconic and Cryptology Asset Group, is the issuer and manager of a series of regulated passive and actively managed crypto asset investment vehicles via its subsidiaries.

One such subsidiary, Iconic Funds BTC ETN GmbH, is the issuer of a physically backed Bitcoin ETP trading on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE000A3GK2N1; Ticker: XBTI).  Iconic is a portfolio company of FinLab AG (WKN 121806 / ISIN DE0001218063 / Ticker: A7A), leading German-VC group High-Tech Gründerfonds (“HTGF”), Cryptology Asset Group p.l.c. (ISIN: MT0001770107; Ticker: CAP, formerly 4UD), founded by Christian Angermayer and Mike Novogratz.
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Iconic Holding GmbH (“Iconic”) is a global crypto asset management group headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany with offices in Singapore, Dubai and New York. Iconic launched Iconic Lab, a crypto and blockchain-focused venture capital group and accelerator program, in early 2017. Iconic Funds, a joint venture of Iconic and Cryptology Asset Group, is the issuer and manager of a series of regulated passive and actively managed crypto asset investment vehicles via its subsidiaries.
One such subsidiary, Iconic Funds BTC ETN GmbH, is the issuer of a physically backed Bitcoin ETP trading on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE000A3GK2N1; Ticker: XBTI).  Iconic is a portfolio company of FinLab AG (WKN 121806 / ISIN DE0001218063 / Ticker: A7A), leading German-VC group High-Tech Gründerfonds (“HTGF”), Cryptology Asset Group p.l.c. (ISIN: MT0001770107; Ticker: CAP, formerly 4UD), founded by Christian Angermayer and Mike Novogratz.
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Strategic Partners

FinLab AG is one of the first and largest German company builders and investors in the financial services technology sector. Listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (A7A), they focus on incubating German-based fintech start ups and investing globally in venture funding rounds of fintech companies.

HTGF is Germany’s most active and leading seed stage investor. They finance your technology-driven company – whether you are active in the fields of cleantech, robotics or you are developing new drugs, chemical processes or new software: benefit from their experience and the extensive network of their team and its technological and entrepreneurial expertise.

Cryptology Asset Group Plc. is a leading European asset manager and investor in crypto assets and blockchain-related business models. Founded by Christian Angermayer’s family office, Apeiron Investment Group, together with crypto-legend Mike Novogratz, Cryptology’s portfolio includes Block.one, Northern Data and Iconic Holding, among others.

Strategic Partners

FinLab AG is one of the first and largest German company builders and investors in the financial services technology sector. Listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (A7A), they focus on incubating German-based fintech start ups and investing globally in venture funding rounds of fintech companies.

HTGF is Germany’s most active and leading seed stage investor. They finance your technology-driven company – whether you are active in the fields of cleantech, robotics or you are developing new drugs, chemical processes or new software: benefit from their experience and the extensive network of their team and its technological and entrepreneurial expertise.

Cryptology Asset Group Plc. is a leading European asset manager and investor in crypto assets and blockchain-related business models. Founded by Christian Angermayer’s family office, Apeiron Investment Group, together with crypto-legend Mike Novogratz, Cryptology’s portfolio includes Block.one, Northern Data and Iconic Holding, among others.