Matteo Panzavolta

Founder & CEO, Authena, Switzerland

Matteo is the founder & CEO of Authena (formerly known as Acatena), a Swiss based technology company that focuses on redefining authenticity in the premium goods experience. Authena creates a IoT & blockchain based platform that helps premium producers to grow their direct-to-consumer channel, while protecting their brand against counterfeiting (including bottle refilling) and product diversion. In 2020, Authena won the TOP100 Swiss Startup Public voting award.

Matteo has 20 years of experience leading international marketing, operations and innovation teams in Italy, USA, France and Switzerland and he has been cultivating his passion for wine since he was 3 years old and “supervising” the harvest at his family owned boutique winery.