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About FlexiDAO



FlexiDAO is a software provider in the energy sector headquartered in Amsterdam.

The company was founded in 2017 in Barcelona by energy engineers Simone Accornero (IT) and Grzegorz Bytniweski (PL) and by economist Joan Collell (ES). The three founders bring diverse experience from companies like Google, Bain & Company and Everis.

FlexiDAO was created to accelerate the transition towards a decarbonised and decentralised energy industry, leveraging on blockchain applications.

FlexiDAO's mission is to effectively coordinate millions of distributed energy resources into the grid. It's logo - the octopus - represents that vision: Two thirds of their neurons are located in their tentacles, what scientists call a decentralized brain. Utilities need to become an "octopus" too, locating their brain at the edge of the grid.

For that purpose, FlexiDAO offers utilities white-label blockchain applications on top of a middleware platform that can access any blockchain infrastructure in an enterprise-grade, secure way. The company is supported by SET Ventures, accelerators KIC InnoEnergy and Rockstart and is an affiliate member of the Energy Web Foundation.

Team

Our multicultural team is our most valuable asset
SIMONE ACCORNERO
Energy leader & CEO of FlexiDAO

Former research Engineer at CITCEA. 

  • A double degree in MSc Energy for Smart Cities at KU Leuven and UPC.
  •  Worked at OpenDomo Services as an energy management consultant. Expertise in energy management, electricity wholesale markets, and hands-on experience in developing blockchain applications for smart distribution systems. 

SIMONE ACCORNERO
Energy leader & CEO of FlexiDAO
JOAN COLLELL
Business & Strategy leader & COO of FlexiDAO
  • Former Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Co. with strategy projects in the Energy sector, 
  • Former Sales Associate at Google & International Marketing Intern at Henkel. 
  • Expertise in Customer Experience and Engagement. 
  • MSc in Marketing Management and is a BBA graduate from ESADE Business School.
JOAN COLLELL
Business & Strategy leader & COO of FlexiDAO
GRZEGORZ BYTNIEWSKI
Blockchain Guru & CTO of FlexiDAO

Recognized by the Energy Web Foundation as an expert in the field. Grzegorz has been actively involved in the blockchain space since 2013, contributing to various forums, developments, and applications. 

  • Former Blockchain and Energy Analyst at Everis and Research Engineer at CITCEA UPC. 
  • A double degree in MSc Energy for Smart Cities at KU Leuven (Belgium) and UPC (Spain). 
  • Worked at PGE EJ1 (Poland), Research Engineer at Tohoku University (Japan), Research Student at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong).

GRZEGORZ BYTNIEWSKI
Blockchain Guru & CTO of FlexiDAO
FRANCESC ORTIZ
Software Lead
  • Former CTO at PlayBenefits  
  •  20 years experienced senior IT developer with knowledge on cybersecurity and legacy system enterprise software.

FRANCESC ORTIZ
Software Lead
JOSEP OTAL PARES
Front-end developer
JOSEP OTAL PARES
Front-end developer
EMANUELE ROSSI
Innovation & Product Manager

Energy Engineer with with previous experience at Epex Spot:

  • A double degree in MSc Energy for Smart Cities at KTH Stockholm and UPC.
  • Expertise in Electricity Wholesale Markets, Renewable Energies, and Energy management.

EMANUELE ROSSI
Innovation & Product Manager
JORDI BIOSCA
Designer

+10 years of design experience in the UK working with clients like Amnesty International, TEDX and Maersk

JORDI BIOSCA
Designer
NICOLAS GUARIN
Marketing & Communication Officer

Master in E-commerce, Experience in digital marketing, community engagement & blockchain fundamentals. Master in managenment of innovative and technology based companies, from the University of Barcelona.

NICOLAS GUARIN
Marketing & Communication Officer
MARIA JURADO LOPEZ
Head of Service Delivery
MARIA JURADO LOPEZ
Head of Service Delivery
MACKENZIE BANKER
Business Development Manager
MACKENZIE BANKER
Business Development Manager

Advisors

Industry leaders, experts & Innovators
Freerk Bisschop
Smart Energy Program Manager at Rockstart

Freek is an  innovator. A builder. An enabler of solutions against climate change. Ventures with impact. Clean-technology funding. Business collaborations with societal benefits. Sustainable energy for everyone. Inspiring initiatives for a prosperous planet. He has been engaged in building innovations and enabling growth in sustainable energy since the 1980’s. In material science, utility strategy & business development, corporate & government consultancy, green electricity entrepreneuring, rapid international scaling, business restructuring, private equity & project financing, informal investment, crowdfunding and community initiatives. And now he focus on smart energy acceleration, connecting the greatest startups to the best mentors, corporate partners and scale-up funding. At Rockstart.

Freerk Bisschop
Smart Energy Program Manager at Rockstart
Derk Erbé
Executive Advisor

The last three years Derk was Research Vice President and industry analyst at HfS Research. Helping the technology, energy and services community deal with emerging issues in the As-a-Service economy. Main areas of his responsibility:  energy, utilities and resources industries, sourcing and procurement and supply chain. All at the brink of a massive transformation and dealing with the challenge of incorporating emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, advanced analytics, blockchain, intelligent automation and cloud into digital operations and creation of new business models.

Derk Erbé
Executive Advisor
Stephen Asplin
Ex-Chief Commercial Officer at Uniper

Stephen is an energy trading expert, with experienced as Chief Commercial Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the energy industry across Power, Gas, Emissions, Coal and Oil.

Stephen Asplin
Ex-Chief Commercial Officer at Uniper
Alicia Carrasco
CEO at OlivoEnergy

Alicia is the CEO of olivoENERGY® , an energy strategy consulting firn, which has its focus on energy and mobility and it translates EU energy policy and directives into guidance towards the energy transition.
For businesses and industry, olivoENERGY actively participates in EU directives process and policy strategy for your industry interest, opening business opportunities. olivoENERGY supports governments, business and citizens to embrace decarbonisation.

Alicia Carrasco
CEO at OlivoEnergy
Marijn de Jong
Managing Partner at Thirty Eight Degrees

Marjin is focus on Leadership in Growth Investment, Innovation and M&A, non-executive directorships in 4 countries.
He has been Managing Partner in a rapidly growing advisory & investment boutique, core mentor at Rockstart (accelerator) smart-energy program and evaluator for the EASME program of the European Commission.
Marijn holds a Masters degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, graduated from Harvard Business School's General Management Program in 1999 and the Governance Program for Non-Executive Directors at Wagner Governance & Leadership Graduate School in June 2019.

Marijn de Jong
Managing Partner at Thirty Eight Degrees
Glenn Bijvets
Innovation Director at Eneco

Gleen is an Innovative Leader,  Furthermore he plans his work systematically and is a result-oriented professional. In his relationships with colleagues, business partners and other stakeholders, he works as a cooperative and open-minded innovator  bridging the gap between the outside and inside world. These qualities are best suited to a dynamic and challenging work environment where collaboration, trust and fun are key. Everything that has been described above, combined with his passion for innovation, change management and technology motivates me to keep on learning, to add value and create impact. He has  built and maintain a large network within the corporate world, and among start-ups and knowledge institutes.

Glenn Bijvets
Innovation Director at Eneco
Gaston Hendrick
CTO at Energy21 and co-founder of Quantoz
Gaston Hendrick
CTO at Energy21 and co-founder of Quantoz