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Innovation Opportunities

Seeking innovative solutions for:

  • Blockchain Innovation ExpertXinova requires a subject matter expert to evaluate a next generation blockchain platform that utilizes a unique chain joining capability between multiple blockchains.
  • Free the WaterXinova is seeking ways to manage the watery dough problem so vegetables can be included into sheets of dough and baked like traditional crackers.
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Olav Ermgassen, PhD

Innovation Banking and Development

Europe’s Preeminent Investment Banker

Olav has done more European M&A transactions than anyone in history and has greatly influenced the professional practices of the industry. His encyclopedic knowledge of capital markets and his wisdom in creating successful transactions are unsurpassed.

In addition to founding one of the leading independent European M&A advisory firms, Ermgassen & Co, Olav has been a trailblazing executive with several industry leaders. He has been Chairman, Monitor GSA. He worked for Morgan Stanley in London and was Managing Director of their Frankfurt Office which he founded. He worked for JP Morgan in New York, London and Tokyo, developing deep experience in global energy and natural resources M&A.

Olav is founder of the International Association of Investment Bankers (IAIB) and has taught Investment Banking at the leading German business school, WHU. He holds an LLD from the University of Freiburg, was a research assistant at the Max Planck Institut for International Law, has an MBA from INSEAD, and is fluent in many languages. He served and serves on the board of several public and private companies and is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee.

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311 ½ Occidental Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
+1 (206) 800-2678


Xinova Japan GK
Yaesu Mitsui Building 6F
2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan


Xinova Innovation (Beijing) Consultancy Co. Ltd.
Room 2494, Level 24, Tower 3
China Central Place
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China


Xinova Asia Pte Ltd.
150 Beach Road
#08-06/08 Gateway West
189720 Singapore
+65 6408 5080


Xinova Korea
10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero
Seoul 06072, Korea
+82 2 6952 8840


Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
Level 6, 8 West Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060
+61 2 8093 4850


Xinova India
Suite No 208, 2nd Floor
Survey No 414
PSR Complex
Govinda Reddy (GR) Layout
Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India


Xinova Finland
Erottajankatu 5 A 4
FI-00130 Helsinki

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna