We started Alaco Analytics in response to a growing appetite among blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses for better and clearer risk assessment and mitigation.

In doing so, the company became the first of its kind to bring together traditional due diligence tools with blockchain analytics, creating a comprehensive suite of investigative services for companies active in the digital asset sector.


Alaco Analytics is majority owned by Alaco Limited, with investment from Swedish venture capital investor Katalysen & Partners AB.

About Alaco


Alaco is a leading business intelligence firm, providing due diligence, dispute and investigation services since 2002.  Its clients include global investment banks, top-tier law firms, publicly listed corporations and multilateral development institutions.  From its base in London, Alaco operates on every continent, delivering bespoke, discreet insight and analysis.

Find out more about Alaco here

About Katalysen


Katalysen is a Stockholm-based venture capital investor founded by technology entrepreneur Peter Almberg. The firm is a specialist in creating value for its portfolio companies through innovation. It currently has more than 15 investments, ranging from technology to finance and digital assets in Europe and the US.

Find out more about Katalysen here

Alaco Analytics is a member of CMS EquIP, a programme run by global law firm CMS for start-ups who are intellectual property rich.

Key Personnel

Amy Lashinsky

Amy Lashinsky
Co-Founder and Director

Amy Lashinsky is a co-founder of Alaco and a Member of the Board. She trained on Wall Street as a securities analyst. She joined Kroll in New York in 1988, moving to London to help establish its first overseas office, where she became Managing Director of its business intelligence unit. In 1995 she set up her own business intelligence firm with Ambrose Carey, which they sold in 1998 to NYSE-listed Armor Holdings, remaining there until founding Alaco in 2002.

Amy is an Independent Non-Executive Director of FTSE 250 company Energean Oil & Gas plc. She is also a Trustee of the Rathbones Folio Prize. Amy graduated from the University of Michigan.

Ambrose Carey

Ambrose Carey
Co-Founder and Director

Ambrose Carey co-founded Alaco alongside Amy and is a Member of its Board. His clients include banks, corporations, law firms and private investors, with whom he works on a full range of issues, from due diligence to fraud investigations. Over the course of a 25-year career in business intelligence, he has been involved in some of the most high-profile asset tracing cases of the past few decades. He has particular experience in the Middle East, travelling frequently to the Gulf and Saudi Arabia. He also works closely with a number of private banks in Switzerland.

Ambrose began his career in Saudi Arabia, before entering the business intelligence industry in 1987. He set up his first company with Amy Lashinsky in 1995, which led to Alaco’s formation in 2002. He has a degree from the University of East Anglia.

Heiner Weber

Heiner Weber

Heiner started his career in financial derivatives. He co-founded and headed a pan-European options market-making firm, before going on to senior Wealth Management positions at UBS (desk head, UHNW); Lombard Odier (Managing Director); Falcon Private Bank (market head and branch manager). He has advised clients such as Eurovegas, UBS-O’Connor, Derivatives Trading Corp (DeTraCo), and is now a partner at Katalysen, specialising in investments in fintech and blockchain businesses.

Heiner has attained CAIA, PRM and CQF qualifications, is an alumni of IMD (Lausanne) and IE Business School (Madrid) and studied robotics at the Federal Polytechnic Institute.

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