Short Bio: Sarah Gottwald spent 9 years at BMW working in the financial sector and in the strategy department focusing on fully autonomous driving while negotiating various collaborations with startups, corporate companies and closing several M&A deals. In 2022 her path led her to Vanagon Ventures a Munich-based venture capital company focusing on web3/blockchain start-ups. In January 2023 she became the managing director of Blockchain Founders Group, a start-up builder in the web3 and blockchain ecosystem. Furthermore, she is part of the Frankfurt School of Blockchain Center Talents Programs, hosts her own podcast and is on the executive board from ITSA (International Token Standardization Association).
What fascinates you most about DeFi? The potential to revolutionize traditional financial systems, get independent from those systems and offer greater financial inclusion and access to people around the world.
Your best knowledge resource in the DeFi space? DeFi Llama
When and what was your first touchpoint with DeFi? Only one year ago trying to understand the differences between liquidity mining, yield farming, staking, and lending.