Phil Dardier is the founder of Barramundi Investments. Formerly, CEO of Alternativa, the digital MTF, which he joined in late 2012 . Alternativa was a Bourse, which lists and funds SME’s and illiquid assets, it operated the Lyon Based Exchange (Place d’échange) and KiosktoInvest. Alternativa was the first marketplace to list crowdfunded equity projects in early 2013. Prior to joining Alternativa, Phil led and developed equity and equity linked based businesses while at Merrill Lynch and BNPP, in London, Chicago and Singapore from 1993 to 2010. In 2013, he was asked to work for the European Parliament in a study on Financial Instruments and their impact in the framework of the 2014–2020 budget. As an investor he structured convertibles for tech companies such as Vistaprint.