Wanted: CTO for a Bitcoin Lightning Startup

At Blockchain Founders Group (BFG), we built a premier venture capital firm to transform the European blockchain landscape. Last year, we founded 4 blockchain-based startups through our company builder and invested in 5 blockchain and crypto startups through our venture capital unit. Some startups which spun off from us include:

BFG is now looking to incubate another startup focused on the Bitcoin Lightning Network. The Lightning Network is a second layer technology applied to bitcoin that uses micropayment channels to scale its blockchain’s capability to conduct transactions more efficiently. The Lightning Network not only makes transactions faster and less costly but also allows scalability of the Bitcoin blockchain like never before. We are looking for a CTO who has the right mind and skill set to lead and grow this disruptive startup idea.

As a CTO, you will lead the execution of this startup idea alongside the CEO. Your main goal is to develop a Bitcoin Lightning Network business model. We are looking for someone with experience in programming, designing and developing software/payment solutions. The skill set should ideally include experience in working as a CTO previously or performing an equivalent role and having a demonstrable work portfolio showcasing the technical skill sets.

Reference number: BFG5183EN
Entry date: Q1 2022 and ongoing for the entire year
Duration: unlimited
Qualification: Prior work experience as a CTO or role that would lead to qualifications for a CTO position
Gender: f/m/x
Salary: competitive salary

About Blockchain Founders Group

Founded in 2021, Blockchain Founders Group is a Liechtenstein-based venture capital firm that recognizes the potential of blockchain technology and its application in various investment areas. We strive to become a key player in the token economy and contribute to the success of blockchain businesses in Europe. We incubate validated blockchain business models while also accelerating outstanding founder teams with both pre-seed and seed investments. We provide shared services based on best practices to allow a hand-picked team to focus on what matters most: to invest early on before valuations go up exponentially while substantially reducing risk.

For more information on Blockchain Founders Group and our product offering, please visit our website: https://blockchain-founders.io/

Your mission

To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform the functions listed below:

  • Lead the strategy for technology platforms, partnerships, and external relationships
  • Represent the technological agenda in staff meetings and when making hiring decisions
  • Identify, compare, select and implement technology solutions to meet current and future needs
  • Develop, track and control the development of annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing, and operations
  • Create overall technology standards and practices and ensure adherence
  • Track, analyze, and monitor technology performance metrics
  • Oversee all system design and changes in system architecture
  • Keep abreast of new trends and best practices in the technology landscape
  • Take the initiative in thought leadership, innovation, and creativity
  • Work closely on marketing, business development, and operations to define and deliver new products and

Our requirements

To perform this job successfully, you must have the minimum following education and experience:

  • BSc or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field from a European university
  • Prior work experience as a CTO or role that would lead to qualifications for a CTO position
  • Strong technical background in programming
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for blockchain technology and digitalization
  • A proactive way of working and high work ethic
  • Ability to acquire knowledge quickly and think outside-the-box
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced and ever-changing business environment
  • Experience in startups or tech ecosystem or equivalent


  • Ideal preparation for starting your own venture in the future or join BFG’s venture capital unit
  • Varied fields of business with high degrees of responsibility and independence
  • Work on highly innovative blockchain projects which generate value for customers and have the potential to digitally transform many industries
  • Steep learning curves and collaboration in experienced teams
  • Competitive salary with a success-based component (if desired, distribution of equity-shares of the companies)
  • Access to renowned investors and thought-leaders in the German-speaking blockchain space

How to apply

Please send all your application documents (ideally as one PDF-file; file size <5 MB) to Max Zheng (max.zheng@blockchain-founders.io), who is also happy to answer potential questions. Mention the reference number of the job offer in the subject of the email. Employment should be made effective in Q1 2022.




Investing in blockchain startups and digital assets. Building the token economy. — https://en.blockchain-founders.io/

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

How To Keep Your Cryptocurrency Safe

RockSwap: How to Swap USDC to APE

The Rise of Cryptocurrency Exit Scams and DeFi Rug Pulls

Revert Education: the next generation of EdTech Business Models

INC4 and Ambrosus Ecosystem announce System Integrator partnership

Introducing Oscillators on TokenSets

Demystifying Cryptocurrency Investments Part I: Modern Portfolio Theory

Clearpool Webinar: Product Demo with One of Our Borrowers, Folkvang

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Blockchain Founders Group

Blockchain Founders Group

Investing in blockchain startups and digital assets. Building the token economy. — https://en.blockchain-founders.io/

More from Medium

Attributes of a Successful Startup

Web3 & Healthcare

No-Code Startups is the Future.

How to Create an NFT Marketplace Platform like OpenSea?