Vytautas Karalevičius is a science-driven entrepreneur with a strong financial background. He is currently working on Bitcoin and virtual payment card ventures, also interested in academic projects.
Vytautas studied at University of Durham, obtained a bachelor’s degree of Arts with honors in Business Finance. He holds a master’s degree of Philosophy in Finance with merits from University of Cambridge. Then he is graduated as Doctor of Philosophy in cryptocurrencies from University of Leuven. Doctoral researcher with focus on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies application for financial sector at Leuven Institute for Research of Information Systems (LIRIS).
During his studies at University of Durham, Vytautas was Budget and Finance Committee Intern at Lietuvos Respublikos Seimas. His duties included assistance during preparation for committee’s meetings as well as supervision of them. Moreover, Vytautas was Financial Analytics and Sales Internship at Bloomberg. Hewas responsible for managing relationships with clients from CEE region as well as preparing recommendations for the improvement of analytics’ desk efficiency.
After his studied, Vytautas worked as Analyst at Civitta. It is a leading independent management consultancy in Emerging Europe. He participated in several projects in energy, telecommunication, finance and real estate industries.
In addition, Vytautas is Co-Founder of SpectroCoin, SpectroCoin.com is a European Bitcoin exchange with the widest spectrum of features including: mobile wallets (iOS, Android, Windows Phone), debit cards (physical and virtual), merchant solutions (API and add-ons for eCommerce platforms), mobile top-ups in 123 countries, cash withdrawals in 27 countries to name but a few.
Karalevičius, is Co-Founder and Chairman of the board at Prevesk. Pervesk (means “to transfer” in lithuanian) is a licensed electronic money institution supervised by Central Bank of Lithuania. Pervesk is focusing and white label solutions, payment processing and card issuing.
Since almost five years, he is CO-founder of Bankera. Bankera is an international payment services business, offering solutions to individuals and companies. It is built with a focus on digital businesses; hence it welcomes clients from various digital industries such as affiliate marketing, eCommerce, gambling, cryptocurrency exchanges, P2P finance and others. Bank account alternative solution offers personal and business payment accounts with dedicated IBANs as well as private and corporate VISA cards. Currently, it supports SEPA and SWIFT transfers. Later the offering will expand to include mobile wallets and more. Bankera can help online business accept a wide range of payments online – from cards to crypto and alternative payment methods.