Marlene Ronstedt is the COO and co-founder of the Data Union DAO, a startup that helps companies deploy ethical data monetization practices. Before embarking on her journey as a founder she's been working for several years in the Web3 and fintech industry in various communication roles. She has a background in journalism and her writing has appeared in publications such as Wired Germany and Coindesk. She is based in Berlin but has lived in many places including London, Bali, and The Hague. When She is not working, writing, or traveling she enjoys DJing and painting.