Diana Biggs is a partner at 1kx, where she supports portfolio growth with an institutional lens, from strategy and positioning to connectivity and partnerships. In addition to her role at 1kx, Diana is an Associate Fellow with University of Oxford, where she guest lectures on crypto at Saïd Business School and mentors with Creative Destruction Lab, and a Board Member of HIVE Blockchain Switzerland. Before joining 1kx, Diana was Chief Strategy Officer at Valour and served as CEO of its crypto ETP business from its launch to acquisition. Prior to this, she built out innovation teams for HSBC's retail and private banking businesses, forging fintech partnerships and piloting areas of innovation including open banking and digital identity. Earlier roles include VP, Head of Growth & Partnerships, EMEA for crypto trading platform Uphold, Chief Strategy Officer for e-commerce startup Soko, and consultant at Oliver Wyman Financial Services.