Yvonne Hofstetter, CEO & Co-Founder of 21strategies, Most Admired WomenLeaders of 2021 Profile

Yvonne Hofstetter
CEO & Co-Founder of 21strategies

Yvonne Hofstetter, CEO & Co-Founder of 21strategies, Most Admired WomenLeaders of 2021

“ Providing a Change For Better Corporate Financial Resilience”

Prof. Yvonne Hofstetter is the CEO and co-founder of 21strategies, a startup that innovates financial market risk hedging using AI technology. With Dr. Christian Brandlhuber and Dr. Scott Muller as partners, she set out to develop and market an AI-based algorithmic decision-making solution for CFSs and treasurers. Yvonne has worked on artificial intelligence for a number of well-known companies around the world for more than 20 years. She is enthusiastic about bringing ideas to life and sees the potential of Artificial Intelligence. Yvonne Hofstetter was raised in a family of independent architects, and from childhood on she learned and saw what entrepreneurship means. She was independent throughout her entire life, and only for a period of three years, she worked as an employee at the second management level – in fact, for a US company. Professor Yvonne Hofstetter's publications cover topics such as digitization and politics, as well as technology effect assessment. As a result, they contain political and even philosophical overtones, but they are intended for all citizens.

Prof. Yvonne Hofstetter states, "I am a risk-taker personally." It's ingrained in my personality that I'm pushing boundaries. I like to experiment with new approaches and rely on them. Consider the event that prompted me to begin writing nonfiction books about technology and politics. Frank Schirrmacher, the former and now deceased editor of Germany's largest daily newspaper interviewed me in 2013 about AI-based command and control systems. "You should write a book," he suggested to me in the elevator after the interview. You're familiar with how these systems operate. I'm just a reporter. But you're believable because you're doing exactly what I'm writing about."I began writing the next day. I didn't have a publisher, no understanding of how the publishing industry operated, and no notion of how a best-selling book would impact my life. Frank Schirrmacher died of a heart attack a year later, and a long-time supporter had died unexpectedly. However, this did not prevent all of the events that occurred as a result of the decision to write. The wave was crashing, and I believed I was going to drown in this totally different day-to-day life than I had known as a CEO. The fact that I founded 21strategies in March 2020, right in the middle of the first Corona lockdown. Others had to close their doors; we decided to start our own firm. That's what I call foresight. Of sure, it was well-considered.

The objective of 21strategies is to assist organizations in making better decisions in the face of uncertainty. 21strategies uses, builds, and operates deep tech and next-gen AI for real-life circumstances in the three areas where it excels: defense, capital markets, and business supply chains, in order to achieve its purpose. Yvonne and her colleagues, for example, don't regard 21strategies as the "next AI tool supplier." They don't see themselves as a software company; instead, 21strategies wants to internalize its deep tech for the most efficient and AI-powered commodities risk management within geo-economic constraints. It is self-evident that commodity supply will be a major subject of this decade. The document gives a foretaste of what may still come due to a shortage of microchips, wood, and steel. As a result, 21strategies is recognized as a technological predecessor of a future readily AI-powered Cooperative Society owned and operated by massive corporations in need of commodities for their manufacturing, with the benefits of AI-controlled commodity risk shared by its member companies.

In the upcoming years, 21strategies will support the Future Combat Mission System, a consortium that brings together critical technologies for next-generation fighter planes with unmanned wingmen. And 21strategies will begin combining its capital market risk management concepts with its team's activities for the Department of Defense – all with the goal of securing commodity supply in the future, not just through cash-settled instruments, but also physically, and in all cases using its next-generation AI. Yvonne Hofstetter is one of the most exceptional women CEOs due to her stringent innovation management, strong strategic focus, and expertise, as well as her role as CEO of 21strategies. IEWL




Yvonne Hofstetter
CEO & Co-Founder of 21strategies


21strategies is a B2B deep tech company aiming at protecting a firm's EBIT against risk from foreign currency and commodity price fluctuations. Our flagship AI "HEDGE21" is a cognitive machine which fuses external data and information from the markets with company-internal processes and constraints to compute the optimal hedging strategy under uncertainty.

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