Akseli Virtanen, PhD, is a radical finance theorist, born in Finland and currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is working with his team on organizational and political potentiality of financial technologies – reengineering financial instruments to reflect the capabilities of new software and networks to open new movement possibilities. Hardcore research background, author of 8 books on the history and future of economy and finance and the emotional-affective landscape of new work. He is the founder of Robin Hood Minor Asset Management, an algorithm-based activist hedge fund replicating synthetically the emerging conventions of the financial elite at the US stock exchanges, and soon to launch its new version as the HoodNote on Ethereum blockchain (first generation Collateralized Equity Note).
He is the CEO of Robin Hood Services which focuses on building new kind of financial tools for the socially networked generations. The team is currently engineering a P2P financial platform where people can come to share stakes and ownerships, open joint opportunities, risk & speculate together, bootstrap things into existence out of nothing. Together, without middlemen. Robin Hood Services offers the P2P financial tools to do this. Robin Hood motto: King’s options for all.