Founder & Director
Francesco has almost 20 years experience in the financial industry.
In 2003 he joined JPMorgan, London in the equity derivatives department. In 2004 he attended a training program in JPMorgan New York.
In 2006 he moved to Goldman Sachs in London where he worked as Executive Director for the Derivatives Department, structuring derivatives products across assets for Banks, Insurance companies, Mutual Funds, Pension Funds and other financial institutions. During these years Francesco acquired an extensive knowledge in financial markets and strong skills in products across different asset classes.
In 2010 he moved to Switzerland, where he was born and grew up, to set up his own family office together with David Marconi (co-founder of HBT). With the family office he started setting up financial products and acquiring holdings in companies across multiple sectors.
He currently invests in real estate companies in Switzerland, online companies (e.g. lastminute.com), advisory companies in Bahamas and Switzerland and Fintech Hospitality in Italy (Hemeras Boutiques Homes), etc.. In 2018 he founded HBT, active in crypto mining in Switzerland.
Francesco has a degree with honours in Economics at Bocconi University in Milan.
Founder & Director
David has more then 25 years experience in the financial industry mainly as investor.
He started his career in Milan as an advisor for institutional clients and UHNWI.
In the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for financial institutions such as Solfin S.p.A. where he was head of Private Banking. In 2001 he went to work for Industria Degli Investimenti S.p.A. where we was a board member until 2004. After that, he moved to Banque Cortal Consors in Milan where he was Head of Institutional Clients.
In the late 2000s he moved to Switzerland with his family where he set up a family office used to acquire participations in companies active in different sectors, such as real estate in Switzerland and Brazil, online companies (ex. lastminute.com), advisory companies in Bahamas and Switzerland and Fintech Hospitality in Italy (Hemeras Boutiques Homes), etc. In 2018 he founded HBT, active in crypto mining in Switzerland.
In 2021 he moved to London and he is now fully focus on the IPO of Helvetic Blockchain Technologies on the London Stock Exchange
David has a degree in Business Administration at Catholic University in Milan.
Enrico Giacomelli is a partner of HBT. He joined the company in 2021 in order to help the company to achieve the IPO on the London Stock Exchange in 2022.
He has more than 20 years experience in software and technology.
In 2000 Enrico founded Namirial S.p.a., a software company active in various sectors such as tax assistance, professional firms, credit institutions and services to the public administration. It’s also a world leader in Trust services such as digital signature, certified e-mail, and SPID Identity Provider. The Namirial group has over 550 direct employees and collaborators and a consolidated turnover expected in 2021 of almost € 70M with an EBITDA of over € 20M. The company is active in France, Austria, Romania, Brasil, Germany, Spain, USA, Middle East and Asia.
In May 2020 he sold the majority stake to the Ambienta fund while maintaining a 25% stake.
He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Namirial and Chief Business Developer Officer and is in charge of strategy and major executive clients.
Enrico is also a 50% shareholder of G&G Investments, a holding company with a turnover of over 30M € and over 150 direct employees.
He is a Professional Investor and participates as a partner, Business Angel and Mentor in various start-ups in many sectors.
Enrico has a Degree in political science with a political-international orientation obtained at Urbino University in 1990
Eugenio is CEO in Cogne Acciai Speciali S.p.A. one of the leading producers of stainless steel long products in Europe and the world.
The company operates in many countries, such as Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, Brazil and China. The company’s capital is currently 200 mln EUR and in 2020 the revenues were almost 500 mln EUR.
Eugenio is also CEO of Novametal Group based in Switzerland.
Novametal SA was founded in 1982 to specialise in the manufacture of Stainless Steel, Aluminium and Nickel Alloy wires for a variety of applications. The group is present in Switzerland, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, France and UK.
In 2019 Eugenio acquired a participation in HBT
Eugenio has a degree in Economics at Bocconi University in Milan.
Head of Blockchain Dept
Vincenzo Rana is Professor at Politecnico di Milano and at MIP Business School, and he is a researcher of the Blockchain Innovation and Solutions HUB and of the Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Observatory of Politecnico di Milano.
He is also CEO and co-founder of KNOBS srl and Urania srl, as well as being Blockchain & Scientific Advisor and co-founder of BCode srl.
His main research areas range from blockchain technologies to the optimization of computationally intensive algorithms for data analysis and architecture design efficient and high-performance hardware.
He has successfully applied machine learning and big data analysis to different applications
He is also a consultant in case of cyber crimes and investigations of cryptocurrencies and he is part of the Steering Committee Blockchain of Assolombarda.
He is the author of more than 60 papers published in international journal and conferences.
Patrick specializes in system developing and programming.
He built his first mining rigs by recycling computer parts and started mining when bitcoin was around $1.25 in 2010.
He is passionate about GPU and CPU mining. Due to his multiple years mining experience, he has good contacts within the mining community, in particular among operating system developers, miner developers, BIOS modders, pool operators, etc.
He has deep knowledge and understanding of the different kinds of mining systems. In maintaining GPUS to increase their lifespan, modding GPUS bios in order to lower power consumption and increase hashrate.
He is currently studying as a software engineer.
Trader & Crypto Treasury Manager
Giacomo is a professional trader specialising in crypto and all related investments like DeFi and CeFi
He started his career as trader in Amber Capital dealing with physical commodities and moved into equities trading in 2013
In 2016 he set up a company called Giaga Trade LTD in order to mine crypto currencies and in 2018 he expanded the activity in St. Peterburg, with a company owning 15 containers with GPUs and Miner for BTC
Over the last couple of years he has been working between Lugano, Zug and Dubai as a trader specialising in crypto
Giacomo is a certified IT Specialist
Ethereum networks make it possible to create and run decentralised finance (DeFi) applications which provide a broad array of financial services bypassing the need for typical financial intermediaries like brokerages, exchanges, banks, etc.
By mining cryptocurrencies and providing hosting solutions, we are able to fund disruptive and real-economy blockchain projects running on Ethereum networks, fuelling innovation and sustainability across different sectors.