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Name: Sarah Gottwald

Short Bio: Sarah Gottwald is an investment manager at Munich-based venture capital company Vanagon Ventures. Founded in January 2022 focusing on equity investments to participate in the success of early-stage ventures developing blockchain applications. Sarah Gottwald is an early-stage crypto investor and internationally active in various programs and events. She is part of the Frankfurt School of Blockchain Center Talents Programs (Mentor at DLT Talents) and participated in Lugano’s Plan B summer school. In addition, she is a member of the Unit Network, H.E.R. DAO and a mentor for young (female)talents in web3. Previously, she spent 9 years at BMW working in the financial sector and on the strategy for fully autonomous driving while negotiating various collaborations with startups, other corporate companies and closing several M&A deals.

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When and what was your first touchpoint with DLT & Blockchain? In 2017 I read about Bitcoin for the first time and was immediately fascinated. My first challenge was to buy BTC for a few euros. At the time, I had no one to talk to about this project and certainly no one who knew anything about the subject. A few hours later and slightly stressed, I had actually bought a fraction of a BTC and was super proud.

What fascinates you most about DLT? 1) Nobody will ever be able to delete the information saved on a blockchain (this is at least true for the large/established blockchains). 2) For many decisions, people are no longer needed who may judge situations differently or take a long time.

Your favourite Crypto Influencer: Naval Ravikant, Kyle Samani, Tegan Kline

Fun Facts about you: Coffee lover. Travelled to over 50 countries. Can’t live without chocolate.

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