Our Story

If money makes the world go round, why do so many businesses struggle to access capital when they need it most? WeOwn is the brainchild of Sascha Ragtschaa, Florian Batliner-Staber and Ermin Dzinic. 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 business funding simpler, cheaper and more accessible through technology. We’re a fast-growing international start-up, with talented developers building products that help SMEs source the money they need to grow.

Slide 2017 Here are the highlights from our story so far… 2018 2019 2020 MORE TO COME SOON WeOwn will launch peer-to-peer token trading on our digital marketplace, before building a new stock exchange to offer fair, liquid trading opportunities for companies and investors

WeOwn will enter the peer-to-peer loan space, giving SMEs the choice between equity fundraising and securing a competitive business loan
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 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

Meet the team

Sascha Ragtschaa

Sascha Ragtschaa

CEO & Co-founder

Sascha, our CEO & Co-Founder, started Software Engineering at the age of 16 and worked for a number of web technology start-ups during the initial stages of his career. Working in streaming and multimedia technologies initially in 2000 (Kirch New Media, Munich) he branched out into data analytics and financial services, working as a Lead Engineer on multiple projects and business lines around the world: employee share plans, share registry, annual general meetings and events, shareholder communication and mortgage servicing to name a few. Over the past 17 years, he has worked for the largest global share registry and transfer agency provider in the world and held various technology leadership roles in Europe, Australia and North America. In his most recent function, he was the Chief Information Officer for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, managing 421 staff across multiple locations and countries, covering the end-to-end technology delivery and servicing lifecycle of a global organization. He is now developing and deploying these capabilities in the new era of decentralized financial services applications, creating a business with the best engineers in the industry.

Florian Batliner-Staber

Florian Batliner-Staber

COO & Co-founder

Florian, a native Liechtensteiner, specialises in technology solutions and product development around global equities and shareholder relationship management. He gained his first experience with technology start-ups in 1995 when he first founded his own internet agency. He holds a degree in communication science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and worked for a number of years as a technical software manager at a Content Management provider. Between 2006 and 2017 Florian was the Head of Technology in Continental Europe for the global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. Florian managed both IT infrastructure and software development projects, as well as product management. He has been responsible for the rollout of the global back of office software products as well as the implementation of large-scale applications in the financial services industry in Europe.

Ivana Galapcheva

Ivana Galapcheva

Head of Marketing
Nezir Begić

Nezir Begić

UI/UX Designer
Ajdin Kahrović

Ajdin Kahrović

Senior Software Engineer
Chelsea Groome

Chelsea Groome

Content Strategist
Anes Prentić

Anes Prentić

Web Developer & Business Analyst
Samir Kahvedžić

Samir Kahvedžić

Senior Frontend Developer