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Almond STO

Almond STO

Management team

Oliver Bolton


12 years experience in the FMCG sector. Founded 3 B Corp responsible drinks brands, co-founded a leading health app, and winner of Virgin VOOM award.He has also consulted for Diageo, SAB Miller and Tesco PLC and mentors through the Prince’s Trust.

Rory O’Grady


14 years experience developing digital products. Founded The World Weekly magazine and co-founded Essential Parent (used by UK Health Services) and Comufy (sold to King). Advised EU and French government.

Mike Panayotov

Tech Lead

16 years of software development experience across multiple programming languages. He has a Bachelor's Degree in IT & Masters in Application Software Technologies.

Phillip Beer

Business Development

10 years experience in the digital space. Has held senior positions at Google Pixel, Google Apps and Google Home.

Lorenzo Curci


5 years experience as founder of a luxury sportswear brand trading internationally. Vice President at Credit Suisse as Head of EMEA Trade Support. Managing a 20 strong team with revenues oversight of £1.7billion. Masters in Business from Edinburgh University.

The Almond team currently has 6 developers, 2 designers and a part-time Finance Manager.

Main advisers include:

Erik Christoffersen:

Managing Director at Tiedemann Advisers, one of the world’s largest impact funds.

Ransu Salovaara:

CEO of TokenMarket, has managed 30+ token sales including Storj, Populous, Monaco, Civic and Dent, raising over £240 million over 2 years.

Jesse Uzzell:

CEO at Climate Futures, has worked with climate projects and carbon finance since 1998, and certified the first Kyoto Protocol climate projects in the world.