17 min

Building Institutional Solutions with Robert Materazzi The DIVI Crypto Podcast

    • Business

Today we’re talking with Robert Materazzi, the CEO of Lukka. Before getting into crypto, Robert was a management consultant, working heavily in technology and risk transformations. He also worked in incident response with data companies and that’s where he was introduced to Lukka. In 2018 Robert didn’t know much about crypto, and it was explained to him that Lukka was building institutional solutions for fund admin in the crypto space. Robert started doing his research and was shocked at how the ecosystem was working around the world. In particular, the prospect of real estate being tokenized was big. After more conversations, Robert joined Lukka in a sales capacity. He helped to close some massive names before trying on a few other roles and then being asked to be the new CEO.

Robert is excited to have refined software and data products to help big companies take crypto data and turn it into usable information. Robert says they combine their customers' transaction data with their own data products and sometimes third-party products if needed. With this, they’re able to sort out portfolios with institutional quality. Robert says they knew when mainstream industries started adopting crypto in a more serious manner that it would be very important to have those standards in place. He’s excited to see that adoption that’s been taking place, especially in this last calendar year.

Lukka was founded in 2014 and started off as a retail tax calculator. It’s evolved a ton since then, with a big milestone being in 2017 when their series A was focused on building more institutional focused products. In total, Lukka has raised a little over $100,000,000 in capital to date. Robert says they’re far past the early stages of a startup and have a little over 90 people today. They’re excited about some of their recent partners, including State Street. Robert says part of the financial services industry that's gaining exposure to crypto is the fund ecosystem. Companies are looking to add capabilities from partners like Lukka because the underlying data and infrastructure is unique and has to be custom-built for crypto assets.

Robert says they have a lot of exciting press releases coming up, and they’re releasing new data products very regularly. He recommends anyone that wants to stay on top of these updates follow them on LinkedIn or visit www.lukka.tech.

Today we’re talking with Robert Materazzi, the CEO of Lukka. Before getting into crypto, Robert was a management consultant, working heavily in technology and risk transformations. He also worked in incident response with data companies and that’s where he was introduced to Lukka. In 2018 Robert didn’t know much about crypto, and it was explained to him that Lukka was building institutional solutions for fund admin in the crypto space. Robert started doing his research and was shocked at how the ecosystem was working around the world. In particular, the prospect of real estate being tokenized was big. After more conversations, Robert joined Lukka in a sales capacity. He helped to close some massive names before trying on a few other roles and then being asked to be the new CEO.

Robert is excited to have refined software and data products to help big companies take crypto data and turn it into usable information. Robert says they combine their customers' transaction data with their own data products and sometimes third-party products if needed. With this, they’re able to sort out portfolios with institutional quality. Robert says they knew when mainstream industries started adopting crypto in a more serious manner that it would be very important to have those standards in place. He’s excited to see that adoption that’s been taking place, especially in this last calendar year.

Lukka was founded in 2014 and started off as a retail tax calculator. It’s evolved a ton since then, with a big milestone being in 2017 when their series A was focused on building more institutional focused products. In total, Lukka has raised a little over $100,000,000 in capital to date. Robert says they’re far past the early stages of a startup and have a little over 90 people today. They’re excited about some of their recent partners, including State Street. Robert says part of the financial services industry that's gaining exposure to crypto is the fund ecosystem. Companies are looking to add capabilities from partners like Lukka because the underlying data and infrastructure is unique and has to be custom-built for crypto assets.

Robert says they have a lot of exciting press releases coming up, and they’re releasing new data products very regularly. He recommends anyone that wants to stay on top of these updates follow them on LinkedIn or visit www.lukka.tech.

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