Hi there! We – Nolan, Max, Mats and Alex – are the team behind inside NFTs and prorare and would like to tell you a little more about us and our vision.
We want to help you understand NFTs and how to use them
We are convinced that non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will radically transform the internet. Yet most people still know far too little about this groundbreaking technology.
That’s why we created inside NFTs. On our website, we provide you with everything you need to know about NFTs in an easily understandable – but always professional – style. From basic information to specific projects and guides, we cover a wide range of content.
With prorare we have built a powerful tool that helps Sorare managers to get the extra edge. We initially developed prorare for our German-speaking Sorare Discord community. However, since we are big proponents of the web3-spirit, we have made it available for free to everyone in the world.
When the first Bitcoin was created in 2009, most people – including us – had no idea about it. It would take a few more years before we heard about the blockchain for the very first time.
And when we finally got wind of it, we couldn’t fully grasp the idea at first. The whole concept appeared far too complex and abstract. Besides, there were all kinds of “coaches”, self-proclaimed experts and other shady individuals who initially gave the technology a rather questionable reputation.
In retrospect, of course, that doesn’t really matter: “If only I had informed myself properly back then” is a thought that has probably crossed the minds of most of us at one time or another.
“Understand the Internet of tomorrow – today.”
Thus, this time everything was about to be different. NFTs experienced their breakthrough in early 2021, first in the US and then increasingly in Europe. We quickly understood that the technology would lead to a paradigm shift on the internet.
But thoroughly researched and well-prepared information was scarce. The big news portals only scratched the surface regarding NFTs. The few blogs on the subject were flooded with advertising and mostly copied their content from other sites.
This is why we founded inside NFTs. With our offering, we want to give the general public easy and direct access to the exciting world of NFTs.
Mats von Gegerfelt, Co-Founder
Together with his long-time friends Alexander Hötz, Max Wiegand and Nolan Lewis, Mats founded inside NFTs in 2021. They shared the vision of creating a company that provides the public with access to knowledge about non-fungible tokens. Today, he is primarily in charge of strategy, content and business development.
Before founding inside NFTs Mats worked in the strategy department of a multinational chemicals corporation. There he was engaged in the development of new business opportunities in the field of additive manufacturing.
Mats holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany. He also studied abroad at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics in Portugal and at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.
Nolan Lewis, Co-Founder
Nolan is responsible for developing and scaling the technological infrastructure of inside NFTs. Together with his three co-founders, he has built one of the fastest growing NFT communities in Western Europe. Moreover, he is the developer behind prorare, the portfolio tracking tool for professional Sorare managers.
Nolan gained valuable experience in various positions in management consulting, banking and industry before founding inside NFTs. Due to his interest in computer science, he also learned how to code on his own and has realised various private and professional IT projects in recent years.
Nolan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Max Wiegand, Co-Founder
Max and his three business partners and friends Alexander Hötz, Mats von Gegerfelt and Nolan Lewis are united by the conviction that non-fungible tokens will decisively shape the internet of the future. As the one in charge of community management and content creation, he plays a key role in shaping the external image of inside NFTs.
During his studies, Max worked as a student trainee and intern in management consultancy and industry. Since 2020, however, he has dedicated his professional life to commercial aviation.
Max also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Frankfurt’s Goethe University – his co-founder Nolan Lewis and he studied together for several semesters. Max also gained international experience during a semester abroad at The New School University in New York.
Alexander Hötz, Co-Founder
Alexander is responsible for the areas Finance & Legal. Even though he therefore mostly works in the background, his work ensures that the information and services offered by inside NFTs stand on a sound footing.
In his position, Alexander can draw on his several years of experience in banking and financial consulting. After his first professional stint in wealth management at a German savings bank, he set up his own business as an independent insurance broker and financial advisor in 2020.
Alexander obtained his Bachelor’s degree with a focus on Business Administration and Banking from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University in 2018.
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