Konstantin Richter is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and advisor. He started his career at Deutsche Telekom with a focus on network strategy and innovative commercial models across cell-networks. His curiosity about new digital monetization and payment processes led him to a stint at Nokia, before he became an entrepreneur. Following Nokia, he successfully built out SaaS/marketplace platforms (Audiotube, Lookbooks, Wiredrive), with his last successful exit in 2017.
Konstantin has been active in the blockchain ecosystem as an advisor and contributor since 2015, with the likes of Gem, Po.et, and MadHive. In 2017, he created Blockdaemon in order to bring institutional grade infrastructure to blockchain protocols, crypto native and traditional financial institutions. Subsequently, Konstantin has helmed Blockdaemon through three major funding rounds. The most recent being a Series C of USD $207 million led by Sapphire and Tiger Global. This gave Blockdaemon a valuation of $3.25 billion, making it the world’s largest blockchain infrastructure company for node management and staking.