Iconic holding wants to be the largest Crypto Asset Manager in Europe

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Iconic holding wants to be the largest Crypto Asset Manager in Europe

The idea for Iconic Funds came from investor demand, to invest in cryptocurrencies with more traditional vehicles.
Maximilian Lautenschläger, COO and Co-Founder Iconic Holding

The Founder

Maximilian Lautenschläger (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maximilian-lautenschl%C3%A4ger/) grew up in the beautiful city of Heidelberg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidelberg). He stayed in the Rhein-Neckar Metropolitan Area (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhine-Neckar) to study in Ludwigshafen and took every opportunity to study abroad. After university, he started out working in consulting and found his passion in alternative investments. He started as an analyst of private equity funds, moving to a venture developer position. Before joining Iconiq Lab, he has been a startup investor himself.

I am not the guy who said in 2014 Bitcoin is the thing.
Maximilian Lautenschläger, COO and Co-Founder Iconic Holding

The Startup

Iconic Holding is the parent company of Iconic Funds. Iconic Holding originally started out as Iconiq Lab, an accelerator for ICOs, based in Frankfurt. After the end of the ICO craze, they decided what to do next and so they evolved into a crypto asset manager and Blockchain VC. The new structure was renamed to Iconic Holding (no more q).

The crypto asset manager is called Iconic Funds (https://funds.iconicholding.com/invest/) and the blockchain venture capital arm is called Iconic Lab (https://lab.iconicholding.com/, https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/iconiq-lab).

You can find their blog on Medium here (https://iconicholding.medium.com/). Iconic Funds offers to accredit investors hedge funds, a fund domiciled in Malta and also exchange-traded notes, to get exposure to cryptocurrency.

There was this craze about a thing we have never heard before, an ICO.
Maximilian Lautenschläger, COO and Co-Founder Iconic Holding

Venture Capital Funding

Iconic Holding is currently preparing the series B round.

Bitcoin for me is digital gold
Maximilian Lautenschläger, COO and Co-Founder Iconic Holding

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Further Readings / Additional Resources

UCITS https://www.investopedia.com/terms/u/ucits.asp

WM Daten is a financial service provider, a competitor of Bloomberg and S&P, amongst others, with a strong focus on the German-speaking area: https://www.wmdaten.de/index.php

Asset Manager https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_asset_management_firms

Custodian https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/custodian.asp

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