Autumn Radtke Dead: American and Former Apple Employee Was CEO of Bitcoin Exchange First Meta

By Zack
March 5, 2014 2:32 pm Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:16 pm

Autumn Radke, the American CEO of Singapore bitcoin exchange First Meta, was found dead in her home late last month.

It’s the tenth death in the last six weeks in the worldwide financial sector.

Radtke, 28, was from Wisconsin.

Officials suspect a suicide but are waiting for toxicology test results to come in.

The company said in a brief blog post that the team was “shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke.”

“Our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends and loved ones.  Autumn was an inspiration to all of us and she will be sorely missed,” it added.

Radtke relocated to Singapore in January 2012. She began her work in the sector at the age of 22, when she worked with billionaire Richard Branson at Virgin Charter.

She previously worked as a freelancer with Apple.

First Meta offers an exchange where users can buy and sell virtual currencies such as bitcoin.

Radtke posted on February 10 to an essay “The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship,” and said that “Everything has its price.”

Friends or others haven’t commented on what would have provoked a suicide.