Sarah Gottwald

Managing Director at Blockchain Founders Group

Sarah Gottwald Bio

Sarah Gottwald serves as the Managing Director of Blockchain Founders Group (BFG), where she heads a dynamic team focused on nurturing promising business models in the crypto assets, distributed ledger technology (DLT), and blockchain sectors. With a rich background spanning over nine years in the automotive industry, finance, and blockchain, Gottwald has honed analytical, strategic, and leadership skills that position her as a critical player in the Web3 landscape. Under her guidance, BFG has become a catalyst for innovation, providing capital, knowledge, and acceleration to promising ventures.

A Voice in the Blockchain Community

Beyond her role at BFG, Gottwald is an influential contributor and advocate within the blockchain and Web3 communities. She co-hosts “Blocktales – Unchained Stories,” a podcast that delves into the lives and inspirations of key figures in blockchain technology. The podcast places a special emphasis on female innovators, exploring the unique challenges and opportunities for women in crypto.

Leadership Roles and Advocacy

In addition to her executive and creative roles, Gottwald is a Treasurer and board member of the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA). This organization aims to advance the development and implementation of comprehensive market standards for cryptographic tokens. Her commitment to fostering a more inclusive and equitable blockchain ecosystem is also evident in her involvement with Global Women in VC, a network dedicated to connecting and empowering female investors and entrepreneurs in the industry.

Prior Experience in Investment Management

Before stepping into her current roles, Gottwald was an Investment Manager at Vanagon Ventures from May 2022 to January 2023. Her work at Vanagon laid a foundation for her current endeavors, sharpening her investment acumen and deepening her understanding of emerging technologies.

Fueled by her curiosity, passion, and a steadfast commitment to making a positive impact, Sarah Gottwald stands as a significant force in the blockchain and Web3 spaces.

Sarah Gottwald Current Work

  • Blockchain Founders Group Managing Director
  • BLOCKTALES - Unchained Stories Podcast Host
  • ITSA - International Token Standardization Association Treasurer - Member of the Board
  • Global Women in VC Member

Sarah Gottwald Previous Work

  • Vanagon Ventures Investment Manager May 2022 - Jan 2023
  • BMW Group Corporate Strategy - Strategic Cooperations and M&A Aug 2021 - Apr 2022
  • BMW Group Product Strategy - Digitalization | Strategic Cooperations Sep 2019 - Aug 2021
  • BMW Group Business Development Autonomous Driving Technologies Aug 2017 - Aug 2019
  • BMW Group Project Controlling Autonomous Driving Technologies Oct 2013 - Jul 2017

Sarah Gottwald Education

  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, DeFi Talents Program, Scholarship, Oct 2022 - Feb 2023
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, NFT Talents Program , Scholarship, Jun 2022 - Oct 2022
  • Hochschule Mรผnchen University of Applied Sciences, Master of Engineering, Business Administration and Engineering , Sep 2011 - Jun 2013

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