Diana Biggs is a partner at 1k(x), where she supports portfolio growth with an institutional lens, from strategy and positioning to connectivity and partnerships. Through education and collaboration, she works to build awareness and adoption of 1k(x)’s portfolio both within the crypto ecosystem and across traditional corporates and institutions. In addition to her role at 1k(x), 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. Before joining 1k(x), 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. She fell down the crypto rabbit role in 2013 for its potential to create more inclusive and empowering systems and is passionate about making that a reality.