Meltem Demirors is a cryptocurrency investor, advisor, and advocate, with a unique blend of experience in both legacy & blockchain-based finance and cryptocurrencies. Ms. Demirors invests in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology companies and projects via her personal investment vehicle, Athena Capital. She supports a number of industry initiatives focused on market infrastructure and portfolio management practices, and also advises corporate boards, family offices, venture firms, and policymakers across the world on new approaches to managing digital currency investing and blockchain network development. Ms. Demirors most recently served as Vice President of Development at Digital Currency Group, a role which saw her support the launch of DCG in 2015 and grow to manage the largest investment portfolio of cryptocurrency and blockchain companies. She also managed DCG’s network of corporate partners and investors, including some of the world’s largest financial institutions. Prior to DCG, she held roles at ExxonMobil and Deloitte. Ms. Demirors holds a BA in Mathematical Economics from Rice University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She serves on the World Economic Forum Blockchain Council, and lectures at the MIT Media Lab and the Oxford Saïd School of Business.