Marlene Ronstedt

Main focus: startups

Twitter handle: @Ronstedt


Languages: German, English

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: startups, blockchain, moderation, digital art, fintech, technology, dlt, tokenization


Marlene is a writer, speaker and artist. She is based in Berlin where she has worked for the Finleap venture Perseus and the blockchain startup Neufund to immerse herself in the tech world. Her German and English writing has appeared in Wired, Coindesk and Hackernoon. Besides, she acts as a program coordinator at FP24 gallery in Antwerp. She holds a BA degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Global Challenges from Leiden University and an MA in Digital Culture from Goldsmiths University London.

Moderation at Tech Crunch Sesssions

Talk at Re:publica

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Scraping Art - Mapping the Neuland

Scraping Art discusses the politics behind the live installation Air Water Stack and how to hack your way into video streaming.

This talk is in: English
Who owns your data?

A 15 min panel discussion on the ways in which consumers will own and monetise their own data in the near future through their cell phone, car, and life’s other essential gadgets.

In 2018, the dark side of the data economy reared its head. The Facebook scandal demonstrated the awful flaw in allowing one company own so much personal information.

Blockchain has promised a lot, but can this technology also be used to tackle the data economy, give consumers back control of the information they produce and even allow them to keep the revenue they are generating for Silicon Valley?

Find out as CEO of Streamr​, Henri Pihkala, Antti Saarnio, CEO of Zippie and MySQL founder’s team, ​Richard Muirhead discuss their thoughts with Marlene Ronstedt at Tech Crunch's blockchain conference in Zug, Switzerland.

This talk is in: English