At the center of the web3 ecosystem, Areta offers independent investment banking services that cater to an array of web3 stakeholders, from startups and DAOs to larger ecosystem players and institutional investors. Driven by our belief in web3's transformative potential, our mission is to merge our unique skill set from the best of traditional finance and strategy with crypto-native insights to nurture the growth of the open economy.

Our Team

Karl-Martin Ahrend

Founding Partner

Jan-Philip Grabs

Founding Partner

Bernard Schmid

Founding Partner

Clemens Koczur

Partner Investment Banking

Joseph Goh


Yacine Boughazi

VP Investment Banking

Siddharth Shah

VP Strategic Governance

Findlay Boothroyd

Strategic Governance Analyst

Timothy Voirol

Investment Banking Analyst

Gabriel Koeck

Analyst Intern

Lukas Ruppert

Analyst Intern

Mina Andjelkovic

Working Student

Our Values

Enduring Partnerships

With an eye on the future, we focus on forging resilient relationships, championing the long-term aspirations of our clients in the web3 arena.

Uncompromising Standards

We continually aspire to the pinnacle of professional standards to drive the best outcomes for our partners.

Professionalism & Integrity

Drawing from our roots in traditional finance, we place an unwavering emphasis on transparency and integrity.


Blockchain technology is reshaping digital scarcity and property rights, challenging traditional asset ownership models. Its decentralised ledger and smart contracts enable individuals to manage digital assets securely and transparently.

At Areta, we recognize blockchain as a catalyst for a new era of trust and decentralisation, revolutionising the way individuals, businesses, and governments interact with data, assets, and governance structures. This is why we are dedicated to empowering our clients to leverage this shift, leading pivotal strategic initiatives that redefine market standards. Our track record of success, strong partnerships, and expertise in the Web3 space make us the partner of choice for strategic transactions in the digital assets realm.

At Areta, our unwavering commitment is to be true strategic partners, guiding our clients through complex situations with expertise and a steadfast dedication to excellence.

Careers at Areta

At Areta, we are more than just an investment bank; we are pioneers in the ever-evolving landscape of the crypto space. As the leading independent investment bank, we offer a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of the digital financial revolution.

Why Areta?

Innovative & Impactful Work: Engage in groundbreaking projects with industry giants like Uniswap, Arbitrum, Coingecko, Solscan, Sandbox, and Polygon. Be a part of a team that drives the future of the open economy.

Expertise & Excellence: Benefit from the rich experience and knowledge of a team combining TradFi transaction experience & web3 with roots from Blackstone, McKinsey, JP Morgan & Barclays.

Meritocratic Culture: We believe in recognizing and rewarding talent and hard work. We believe a high-performing team thrives in an environment where excellence is not just expected but celebrated.

Flexible & Inclusive Work Environment: Embrace the future of work with our remote-friendly culture, complemented by vibrant office spaces in Berlin and Lisbon.

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