Françoise Birnholz is an experienced business angel investing in early-stage companies. She served for several years as a board member on a business angels’ platform (Go Beyond Investing). She is a trained international and multi-lingual attorney, qualified in both civil and common law. She has significant international experience having served in senior positions (from General Counsel to COO) in major global financial institutions like Citibank, Julius Baer, Credit Suisse, HSBC. In her latest position, Global Head Legal Special Projects, she was on the global Digital Committee of the Private Bank at HSBC handling cross-border regulatory issues such as GDPR and data protection looking at innovative banking tech solution including use of the blockchain. In 2019, she taught a course of International Financial Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She has worked in the US and Switzerland and has had responsibilities for the APAC and EMEA regions. She is admitted to the New York bar.