Sacha Lifschitz has studied business administration with a focus on strategy & organisation as well as finance at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He has started his career in 1999 at the commodity trading and mining house Glencore in Baar, Switzerland. For more than a decade he has worked as a trader in the nickel department. He has been in charge of handling worldwide customers and suppliers and has, among others, developed new markets, both geographically as well as product specific, and managed and further developed the existing customer base. Since 2012 he is working both as an independent consultant and as an investor. On the one hand he has his own business consulting company servicing the commodities industry with a focus on strategy and marketing. On the other hand he is building and managing a portfolio of worldwide and upcoming start-up companies as an angel- and venture capital investor.