Meet the team
We’re a Berlin based company bringing renewable and inexpensive hydro electricity from Siberia to the international cryptomining market.
If you have questions for anyone on the team, then please connect via Linkedin.
Max Matrenitski, MBA
CEO & cofounder
Max is a crypto enthusiast and serial entrepreneur. He started mining in 2014 and still keeps a picture of his first Dragonminer 1TH/s on the fridge.
Max started his first business in Irkutsk in 1996, a newspaper aimed at the local computer hardware resellers in the region. He is now based in Berlin and can be found in the Factory business club most days of the week.
Max is originally a systems engineer and he later completed his MBA in Strategic Management in Irkutsk.
Pavel Grachev, MA
Pavel was born in Uzbekistan, raised in Siberia, and is now based in Luxembourg.
He spent most of his career in consulting and finance, with two years at KPMG. Before cofounding Cyberian Mine, he spent 6 years as as Product Engineer and Sales Representative for Husky, a large industrial, working across Europe and Central Asia.
He holds an MA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Luxembourg.
Dr. Mervyn Maistry
Head of Strategy
Mervyn is the founder & CEO of the Konfid.io blockchain venture studio focused on decentralized apps and AI.
He was a global COO at Deutsche Bank, as well as Managing Director for Accenture’s global digital strategy, and Managing Partner for EY’s Digital Innovation and Blockchain Lab.
Besides developing Enterprise Blockchain solutions for ZF, Novartis and Enovos, he’s also on the board of promising blockchain projects including German-based IoT startup, Slock.it.
Head of Partnerships
Derek is currently studying for his postgraduate in information security (cryptography) at the University of Luxembourg – and is knowledgeable on cryptocurrency and blockchain communities, and their markets.
Fluent in Chinese and English, he is our direct connection with manufacturers and investors in China.
With his previous experience at the AMD research and development (R&D) center in Shanghai, he also bring us insight into the semiconductor Industry.
Malcolm is originally from London but has been part of the Berlin start-up scene since 2013.
He’s a successful Product Owner having helped the last two companies he worked for break the €1mln annual revenue mark.
Recently Malcolm helped close Cyberian Mine’s €4.75M post-money valuation Seed Round and prior to that he built the Growth Team at CareerFoundry leading to their €4M raise at Series A.
Archit Gemini, MBA
Archit is a performance-driven actuary who uses his analytical skills and statistical knowledge to minimize risks.
He’s been analyzing and trading equities since 2015 and holds an MBA from ESCP Europe.
Archit brings his analytical expertise in order to project future earnings, difficulty increases and potential digital asset values for our mining investors.
Frank Tore Thornæs
Head of Mining
Tore was born and raised in Trondheim, Norway.
He’s been involved in the crypto mining scene since 2013, and is the owner of the Norwegian mining startup Norhash AS.
He currently works full time as an infrastructure engineer. His passion for mining and his attention to detail ensures we make the right hardware decisions for the company.
Rasmus holds an IT-supporter title from the Danish Technical Schools and has always been a tech afficionado.
He has a successful career, being part of the IT-support team for Siemens in Denmark and then later at IBM in Dublin, Ireland. For the last decade, he has been helping the Danish government with electrifying the entire Danish Railroads network.
On top of this, Rasmus is a great communicator and network builder. He’s always up for a chat about crypto, so feel free to connect.
Head of Logistics
Øystein has worked with IT in the Norwegian army and was head of IT logistics for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
After his succesful run with the Norwegian government, he decided to quit in 2013 and since then he has been all around the world financing himself with his personal investments.
In 2018, Øystein joined the Cyberian Mine team and is the brain on top of all our logistics processes.
André is a Brazilian-born citizen of the world, who has lived and worked in 5 different countries, specializing in Marketing and Communications.
Within his international experience, he has worked with and coordinated projects for companies such as Intel and Hewlett-Packard, among others.
In July 2019, André joined the team and is the person spreading the word for Cyberian Mine.