Trust Square appoints Marc Hauser as CEO and Daniel Gasteiger as Chair of the Advisory Board

Trust Square, Zurich’s premier innovation hub, has announced the appointments of Marc Hauser as CEO and Daniel Gasteiger as Chair of the Advisory Board. The key leadership appointments support Trust Square’s aims to accelerate innovation, foster global collaboration, and drive adoption in emerging technologies.

Zurich, 21 May 2024 – The latest leadership appointments follow Trust Square’s recent announcement of a strategic partnership with The Hashgraph Association (THA). With the appointment of Marc Hauser as CEO and Daniel Gasteiger as Chair of the Advisory Board, the innovation hub underlines its dedication to supporting deep tech entrepreneurs and driving innovation in emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, robotics, IoT, VR, and quantum computing.

Marc Degen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, states: «We are excited to have Marc and Daniel join us and bring their expertise to our mission of driving the adoption of new technologies. Both have an outstanding reputation within the community and share their expert view on how new technologies find their path into reality from the corporate, startup and influencer perspective. The board of Trust Square is convinced that we have won the best talent to nurture the seeds we've planted into a bouquet of helpful instruments to simplify tech innovation for everyone.»

The appointment of Marc Hauser as CEO as per the start of June 2024 reinforces Trust Square's strategic direction. As a renowned expert in the technology and innovation space, he brings with him 18 years of experience across deep tech, fintech, Web3, banking, and entrepreneurship and is uniquely positioned to lead Trust Square in fostering innovation and collaboration across various domains. He states: «I am honored to join Trust Square as its new CEO at this pivotal moment in the technology landscape. My mission is to leverage our central role at the intersection of innovation and collaboration to drive the adoption of technology into the corporate environment. We will build on our solid foundation in Switzerland to expand our impact internationally, creating vibrant ecosystems in new locations.» Having served as Head Europe & Managing Partner at Tenity, Marc Hauser will use his expertise to drive Trust Square's strategy of expanding its reach beyond Zurich and Switzerland, forging partnerships with global entities like The Hashgraph Association to establish international hubs, and support enterprise use cases.

Daniel Gasteiger, Co-Founder of Trust Square, takes over the position of Chair of the Advisory Board. In this capacity, he will drive expert communities to further strengthen Trust Square's position as a thought leader in the emerging tech space. Leveraging his industry experience and network, Daniel Gasteiger will play a crucial role in engaging and growing the Trust Square communities, fostering a dynamic ecosystem for innovation and collaboration.

The strategic leadership appointments at Trust Square highlight the organization's commitment to driving innovation and are testament to its collaborative approach in building a vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, and academia. By aligning its leadership team with its strategic vision, Trust Square strengthens its position as a leading hub for innovation and collaboration in emerging technologies at local and global level.

About Marc Hauser

Marc Hauser has over 18 years of experience in banking, fintech, Web3, and entrepreneurship. He is a serial-founder, investor, and innovation enabler. Before joining Trust Square, he was the Head of Europe & Managing Partner at Tenity, where he helped startups grow and partner with leading financial institutions. Marc co-founded two companies, using his strong skills in strategy and business growth. He also had directorial roles at UBS, where he worked on improving digital solutions and wealth management services. In his early career, Marc worked at the Institut für Jungunternehmen (IFJ) / venturelab, where he led projects and supported startups. He also worked as a strategy consultant at Roland Berger. Marc has an M.A. in Strategy and International Management from the University of St.Gallen and an MBA in Finance from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

About Daniel Gasteiger

Daniel Gasteiger has over two decades experience in finance, starting as an FX trader at Credit Suisse, then advancing to UBS to promote FX e-commerce and Prime Brokerage services. As UBS’s Managing Director and Chairman’s Chief of Staff, he pivoted to entrepreneurship in 2015, driven by a passion for blockchain. He co-founded several Swiss start-ups, including Procivis AG, later acquired by Orell Füssli. He initiated and co-founded Trust Square, Zurich’s premier blockchain hub. An advocate for digital identity, Gasteiger co-founded DIDAS and initiated the Digital Identity unConference Europe DICE, contributing to digital identity discourse in Switzerland and abroad. Daniel holds a Commercial degree from Business School Solothurn and a degree in Business Engineering from AKAD Zurich.

About Trust Square

Trust Square is Zurich's premier innovation hub, fostering collaboration, ideation, and technological advancements. With a vibrant community of innovators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, Trust Square is at the forefront of shaping the future of technology and business.

Providing a unique combination of services, prime locations, ecosystem access and matchmaking, Trust Square increases the likelihood of serendipitous connections and enables the growth of new ideas & companies in the field of emerging technologies in Switzerland. Trust Square hosts close to 300 events per year, from corporate events, to community meetups to own formats. In its ecosystem, Trust Square connects startups, academia and corporates in emerging tech, such as Web3 and AI.

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