Former Valour CEO Diana Biggs Joins Crypto Investment Firm 1kx as Partner

Biggs joined the firm, which is backed by billionaire Alan Howard, after a two-year stint as CEO of Valour a Swiss digital-asset investment firm.

AccessTimeIconOct 18, 2022 at 1:02 p.m. UTC
Updated Oct 18, 2022 at 4:08 p.m. UTC

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Diana Biggs, the former CEO of Swiss digital-asset investment firm Valour, has joined digital asset investor 1kx as a partner.

Biggs confirmed the move in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

1kx is a prominent crypto investment firm that is backed by British billionaire hedge fund manager Alan Howard. It has made several investments in crypto firms over the past few months, including in infrastructure protocol LI.FI, cryptography network Lit Protocol and NFT (non-fungible token) marketplace Rarible.

Biggs joined Valour in early 2021, after a stint at HSBC (HSBC), where she served as global head of innovation for the private banking division.

She's a board member at crypto miner Hive Blockchain (HIVE) and a long-time supporter of crypto. Her Tedx Talk on blockchain in 2017 has nearly 50,000 views on YouTube and is regarded by many as one of the best speeches on the subject.

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