Wanted: CTO for a DeFi 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:

Given these activities and investments, we can proudly say that 2022 will be an even more successful year for BFG. Given the vast opportunities and the explosive growth of the DeFi industry, we are eager to expand our investments in that area and are thus looking for a CTO for a DeFi startup.

About your role

We are searching for a highly skilled and experienced Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to set strategy and make executive technology decisions on behalf of the organization including managing a technology budget and making the required investments to align the company with its vision for its technological needs. If you are a technology visionary with expertise in technological development and software engineering who executes that vision, we want to hear from you! Working directly with the CEO and COO, you will act as both a technology and business expert, making decisions impacting current and future operations. As the CTO, you will oversee all technology and technological resources, establish the technology vision, strategies, and growth plans. You will also lead system and quality assurance processes to ensure a seamless workflow from a technological perspective.

Reference number: BFG5182EN
Entry date: Q1 2022 and ongoing for the entire year
Duration: unlimited
Qualification: 1–3 years of startup experience with a business background
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:

  • Be responsible for technological developments and oversee all aspects of the product and contribute to key decision-making processes
  • Work closely with the CEO and BFG to build a reliable product roadmap and ensure its execution
  • Cooperate with the CEO on the Customer Discovery to identify problems and the right solution as product features
  • Provide expert blockchain and smart contract knowledge to incorporate extensive features into the product
  • Developing goals and strategies for the implementation of innovative solutions while optimizing existing systems, applications, and information
  • Making recommendations and presenting business advantages for technology initiatives and enhancement
  • Leading your team in identifying, comparing, selecting, and implementing technology solutions and partnerships to meet current and future needs
  • Tracking and controlling the developments of annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing and technological investments

Our requirements

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

  • Excellent degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • 2–5 years of work experience in digital startups preferred, ideally familiar with doing product development and team management
  • Ability to delegate efficiently
  • Extensive industry knowledge with an eye towards the future
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced and ever-changing business environment
  • Coding skills required, preferably experience in languages such as Solidity, Java, Go, Python, or Rust
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to fundamentally elaborate on and track technological implementations regularly


  • 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/

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

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