Meltem Demirors

Chief Strategy Officer, CoinShares UK

Since she first joined the cryptocurrency industry in 2015, Ms. Demirors has been actively managing and leading investment firms; supporting and advising founders building early stage companies; and leveraging her experience and network to accelerate the growth of the crypto asset class and the firms developing it. In her role at CoinShares, Ms. Demirors oversees strategy, and focuses on developing private funds and investment vehicles to provide institutional investors with thematic, risk-managed exposure to the emerging crypto asset ecosystem. In addition, she serves as the managing director of the firm’s US operations. From 2015 until 2018, Ms. Demirors led the Development team at Digital Currency Group, where she oversaw the investment portfolio consisting of 120 companies and protocols across 30 countries, and managed business partners and investors. When she isn’t causing mischief, she can be found reading science fiction novels. Ms. Demirors is an active writer, via her blog on Medium, hosts a weekly research-driven finance podcast called "What Grinds My Gears", and is passionate about financial privacy and civil liberties.