CEO of Singapore Startup First Meta Dies

  • February 28, 2014
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CEO of Singapore Startup First Meta Dies
Autumn Radtke, the American chief executive of Singapore-based virtual currency company First Meta[baidu.com]
Autumn Radtke, the American chief executive of Singapore-based virtual currency company First Meta, has died according to Douglas Abrams, the company’s director and non-executive chairman.

"I was informed by the Singapore police about her death," Abrams told The Wall Street Journal Thursday. "The cause of death is still under investigation."

Abrams said police yesterday told him that Radke, who was 28 years old, had died but he was unable to provide additional information about the circumstances of her death.

The company "is shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke," said a brief statement Abrams provided later, which was also posted on First Meta’s website.

An official in the Singapore Police Force's public affairs department did not immediately respond to a phone call or email requesting comment.

According to First Meta's website, Radke moved to Singapore in January 2012. Earlier, she worked in business development for Los Angeles-based mobile platform company Geodelic Systems and Internet gaming community Xfire, according to her LinkedIn profile.

First Meta provides an exchange where users can buy and sell virtual currencies. Forbes reported in 2012 that the company received $466,000 in funding from Sunnyvale, California-based business accelerator Plug and Play Tech Center and Singapore's National Research Foundation.

(Source: Wall Street Journal)

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