Ruben Merre

Ruben Merre

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Ruben Merre is the Co-Founder and CEO of NGRAVE, a blockchain security provider for managing digital assets. At NGRAVE, he created ZERO, the world’s most secure and easy-to-use cryptocurrency hardware wallet solution. Ruben is a serial entrepreneur who has led and launched many international tech projects, including several automated algorithmic trading platforms. Prior to NGRAVE, he worked for a startup in strategy and management consulting, playing an integral role in scaling the company domestically and abroad. In addition to his work in finance, Ruben also launched online courses that taught people how to build their own successful investment portfolios. He was a bestseller online investment instructor at Udemy, where his focus was mostly on value investing, growth investing and dividend growth investing.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Ruben launched his first business when he was eight years old, when he bought and resold vending machine toys to his fellow pupils.

  • In his twenties, he created one of the first automated investment platforms in Belgium, which he later scaled internationally.

  • He also discovered the algorithm black box by rebuilding the full mathematical logic from scratch, ultimately proposing important quantitative readjustments.



  • 2021 Crypto Wallet Solution of the Year

  • 2021 Belgium's 40 Under 40

  • 2019 Next Unicorn Award


  • Ruben has been featured in various financial media outlets and publications.

  • He is a leading voice and speaker on blockchain, crypto, tokenization, DeFi, NFTs, and digital asset security.

  • He has given presentations in several universities, including Stanford University, Paris Dauphine, Solvay Business School, UGent, KULeuven, and more.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.