Mathias Sundin

Summary

Mathias Sundin is co-founder and executive chairman of Warp Institute. Former Member of Parliament and former Deputy Mayor. TEDx speaker and international keynote speaker. He leads Warp Space Program, an effort to crowdfund the world's first private mission to an asteroid.

About

In 2014 he became the first political candidate accept only bitcoin in campaign donations, because he wanted to show the political establishment this new technology and debunk of some the myths surrounding the cryptocurrency.

Two years later he became chairman of Goobit Group, who runs Sweden’s first bitcoin exchange. From 2016 until he left as chairman in 2018, the group's turnover increased from $500,000 to $3 million, and its profits from almost nothing to $1 million.

He is also an advisor to fiNEST, a blockchain token out of Raleigh, North Carolina.

2016 and 2017 he was mentor and part of the jury at the XPRIZE Visioneers outside of Los Angeles, California. XPRIZE is a foundation doing prize competitions, the first one being Ansari XPRIZE about the first private space flight. During Sundin's participation the XPRIZE decided on new prizes in Alzheimer, cancer, and robotics.

2017 and 2018 he participated as a pioneering member and speaker at the World Frontiers Forum at Harvard & MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The WFF brings together leading scientist, experts, entrepreneurs, politicians, and UN Ambassadors to contribute to solving the UN Sustainability Goals.

During his years in Parliament he was the spokesperson for tax policy and in 2017 he became the spokesperson for economic policy, the third highest position in the party. He worked with several issues, among them space policy, startups, digitization in education and health care, as well a new tax system for businesses.

Sundin is a sought after keynote speaker about digitization, technology, innovation, exponential growth, and the blockchain.

Fun Facts
  • Mathias Sundin holds the inofficial Swedish record in door-to-door canvassing, knocking on 10,001 doors during the 2010 election campaign.
  • He became the first political candidate to only accept bitcoin as campaign donations.
  • During several years he ran Sweden's largest blog about American politics.
  • He has met Barack Obama, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and several other presidential candidates.
  • In 2008 he started ABBA fans for McCain and volunteered in McCain's campaign during a summer month. He was awarded Best Campaigner and got to meet John & Cindy McCain before a campaign event in Reno, Nevada.
  • In 2012 he came out with a political thriller about a Swedish-American Senator from Minnesota, running for President.
  • In the late 90's he played in the first Swedish Championship for real-time strategy game Starcraft, and won the first game using a zergling rush. But later lost, because that was the only strategy he knew. Later, in 2010, he won the Swedish Starcraft Championship for politicians, together with his brother, again using a zergling rush. Still the only strategy he knew.
  • Around the year 2000 he ran the gaming website GamerInside, and organized some of the first e-sport events. In 2001 he was head of the Swedish team that competed in World Cyber Games in South Korea.
  • During the 2017 party leadership election he organized the first primary election in Sweden.
  • He has "danced" in the Swedish Parliament’s chamber, protesting an old law that demanded that restaurants and nightclubs needed a special permit to allow people to dance. A newspaper found this so funny they did a music video of the event.
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