Our Story

As the world of finance is changing at an incredibly fast rate, WeOwn is here to support the bridge between the traditional and the new way of financing. WeOwn is the brainchild of Sascha Ragtschaa and Florian Batliner-Staber. Following 20 years in the corporate sector, they grew frustrated by complexity and red tape, and decided to approach financial services differently. Our company is built on a shared vision of making lending and equity financesimpler, cheaper and more accessible through technology. We’re a fast-growing international start-up, with talented developers building products that help financial institutions expand their offering to SMEs.


WeOwn is founded, with the backing of an expert advisory board. We introduce our first business funding product: a blockchain-powered digital share register, making it simpler for companies to securely track investors.
WeOwn's first business funding product goes live: our digital marketplace, allowing companies to equity fundraise online using virtual tokens. WeOwn wins 'most innovative company at Sarajevo Unlimited.
We launch our own blockchain environment, giving users greater stability, security and scalability than platforms built on general purpose public blockchains. WeOwn founds the STO Alliance: a consortium of industry experts at the cutting edge of business fundraising technology. We announce visionary plans to transform the stock exchange model, following a year of IPO failures and over-valuations.
WeOwn launches peer-to-peer token trading on our digital marketplace WeOwn enters the peer-to-peer loan space, giving SMEs the choice between equity fundraising and securing a competitive business loan
WeOwn launches Money Turtle, a mobile app that modernises the fundraising process for any business or project, enabling a reliable and secure way to raise funds. WeOwn launches a joint venture with its partner DMALINK under the brand DeFinity. DeFinity is a decentralised DeFi exchange, specialised to trade traditional and digital FX. Most recently, we have significantly expanded the Market Operator Portal, used by operators who offer their customer base a marketplace based on WeOwn’s solution.