About us

We wanted a trading terminal that was powerful, but easy to use. After failing to find anything suitable, we built it ourselves from scratch.

Meet the team

Jonathan Maycock

Co-founder and CEO

Jonathan worked as a software developer at Scottish Equitable International before returning to academia to complete a PhD in Wave Optics. Afterwards he set up and ran the Manual Intelligence Lab at CITEC in Bielefeld University for over 8 years. It took bitcoin to entice him back to finance.

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Christof Elbrechter

Co-founder and CTO

Before moving to the cryptocurrency space, Christof worked for 11 years in the Neuroinformatics Group at Bielefeld University. With a focus on robotics, computer vision and machine learning he made contributions to the domain of robotic manipulation of paper during his PhD, led the Computer Vision Group and created the open source computer vision library ICL.

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René Tünnermann


René ran the Ambient Intelligence Lab at CITEC for over four years, was part of the CITEC scientific board and has supervised many research projects. The implications of Programmable Money, namely Bitcoin and Blockchains in general, caught his attention and convinced him to play a part in building the future internet of value.

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Irène Binder


Irène started her career in banking and then joined the Henkel Group where she held several positions in Finance including Treasury and Controlling in East Europe to become the European Controller for the Institutional Business. She was CFO and member of the board of Semaia Pharmaceuticals, a Biotech Start-Up. Irène is a graduate from University of Geneva in Economics and European Studies.

Christian Leichsenring

Software developer

Christian did a Masters degree in computer science and a PhD on novel communication channels and adaptive user interfaces. He then spent a while in academia, helping to build a new home automation and personal robotics lab before heeding the call of the blockchain.

Thoren Huppke

Software developer

After studying mathematics in his Bachelor degree, Thoren finished his Masters degree in Intelligent Systems in 2017 and joined the margin team directly. Although relatively new to the crypto-space he is very excited about it and enthusiastic about the team and the product.

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Sarah Drapalski

Customer Support Executive

Sarah has always been focused on individual experience from her previous background in teaching. She is a graduate of Mars Hill University in North Carolina and holds a degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. She recently moved to Germany where she was eager to join the growing startup culture in Bielefeld.

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Abhishek Saini

Customer Support

Abhishek worked as system engineer at Elitecore technologies in India before returning to study in the Intelligent Systems Masters Program at Bielefeld University. To help finance his studies he jumped at the opportunity to join margin where he helps to deliver world class support to our customers.

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