About Us

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Our Purpose

We want to transform the world into a place where every human being has the opportunity to develop their full potential, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

Our focus at IOVF is not limited to inclusion, as open technologies like decentralization and blockchain are inherently inclusive. In this new paradigm, we don’t need to talk about ‘inclusion’ because everyone is already a part of it. We focus on empowerment. We believe in equipping people with tools and human connections that create real value. We want every individual not only to have a place but also the ability to make decisions and reach their full potential.

This purpose was conceived within the global perspective of “sustainable development”, on which the new international development agenda is based.

On September 25, 2015, world leaders adopted a set of global goals to eradicate poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved by 2030.

IOVF projects enable interventions that contribute to sustainable development in areas where the needs of emerging territories align. You can find more details about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the following link: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

Our Story

Forging Progress: Our Path of Positive Change

We believe that by harnessing the power of digital technology, blockchain, and collaboration, we can break down barriers and create a more equitable society where everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances, has the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential.

IOV Labs is born

IOV Labs was founded in 2016 with a mission to create a new open financial ecosystem that provides accessible and fair services. The company focused on decentralized and open blockchain technology to address inequality of opportunities for economic development in our highly centralized world.

Rootstock blockchain

IOV Labs launched Rootstock blockchain, which enables smart contracts on Bitcoin and makes network transactions cheaper, faster, and more accessible to a wide user base.


Launch of RIF with the aim of offering decentralized products and tools that enable Everyday DeFi. By utilizing Rootstock's smart contracts, RIF reduces time-to-market for developers creating cutting-edge solutions in the Web3 space.

IOV Foundation launched

We launched IOVF with the vision of bringing available tools to the most disadvantaged population through NGOs working in emerging countries' territories.

Our Team

Our Dream Team: Making Dreams Come True

Sabrina Díaz Rato


Since 2004, Sabrina has been actively involved in the technology sector, collaborating with public and private organizations to drive social impact.

With a focus on technological innovation and sustainable development, she worked with multilateral credit institutions for over a decade.

In 2014, she founded Puntogov, an NGO specializing in digital transformation for governments.

As an advisor to the Ministry of Science and Technology of Argentina from 2015 to 2019, she led a program for the export of food and value-added products. Sabrina holds a degree in Social Communication Sciences and a diploma in Bio-Business and Sustainability.

She has contributed as a technology and business journalist for local and international magazines and as a speaker at technology and public policy conferences.

Tamara Bagdassarian

Head of Projects

Tamara is an Industrial Engineer from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), specializing in IT and innovation, with a focus on social and public policies. She is completing a Master’s in Public Policy and Development at FLACSO. With extensive experience in project management, she leads initiatives that incorporate technological innovation for social impact, managing multidisciplinary teams in various sectors.

Since 2020, Tamara has served as the Technological and Strategic Coordinator at Proyecto DIDI, a Self-Sovereign Digital Identity pilot project funded by Bitcoin Argentina NGO and BID Labs, with IOVLabs’ support. Her role involves strategic planning, IT team coordination, and partnership management for project implementation.

Tamara also engages in public speaking at conferences and seminars, emphasizing technology’s role in policy and societal change.

Soledad Cánepa

Head of Technology Integrations

Since 1999, Soledad has forged her path in technology, starting in telecommunications and the internet.

In 2017, she began working more actively with Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, where she led the implementation of GiveTrack, the world’s first donation traceability platform that uses Blockchain, Bitcoin, and RSK technology to provide transparency and fund tracking for social impact projects for the BitGive Foundation.

She has successfully integrated projects for Save The Children Mexico, Heifer International, Wild Tomorrow Fund, and other global organizations.

She also played an active role in the design, development, and management of the DIDI Project, a pilot project for Self-Sovereign Digital Identity funded by Bitcoin Argentina NGO and BID Labs, with the support of IOVLabs. Finally, in 2022, she held the position of General Coordinator during the closing phase, documenting all the learnings and experiences from these early implementations.

Agustín Pandolfini

Head of Community Relationships

Agustín is an experienced professional with a strong focus on social development and program coordination.As the former Head of Social Impact at IOV Labs, he played a crucial role in designing and implementing strategies to create positive social change.

With a passion for utilizing blockchain technology and innovative tools, Agustín set out to address social challenges and promote financial inclusion.

He brings extensive experience in coordinating social programs, including his role as Coordinator of the National Registry of Microfinance Institutions, facilitating access to financial services for low-income sectors. Additionally, as the Coordinator of Territorial Development in the Program for Social Inclusion through Employment (PRIST), he drove economic and social development in specific areas.

Agustín’s knowledge, experience, and dedication to harnessing technology and innovation have had a significant impact on communities and individuals alike.

Our Board

Guiding with Vision and Experience

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Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar


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Sergio Lerner

Vice President

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Matthías Rosenthal

Board Member

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Konrad Hurni

Board Member