Linqto is excited to announce that blockchain-savvy impact investor Diana Adachi – will be speaking at the June Global Investor Conference to be held on June 22, 2021.
GIC Speaker Spotlight – Diana Adachi
Diana Adachi is an experienced global executive, investor, and author, with particular interests in blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies. She is a partner and SVP at True North Impact Investments, an impact investing firm based in Toronto, Ontario. Diana has an extensive background in the electronic payments industry, having held senior business development and marketing positions in the United States and Canada. Her work transforming the international business operations of a Silicon Valley payments processing company led her to take on the role of Global Blockchain Lead with Accenture’s Digital Services division.
Diana’s work on multiple payment innovations, including Blockchain and cryptocurrencies, led her to be recognized as 2017’s Most Influential Woman in Payments, by the industry’s key PaymentsSource news service. Throughout her career, Diana has been fortunate enough to work with both innovative emerging companies and large global corporations. In the process, she has been passionate about using these technologies to support under-served markets.
In 2019, Diana became CEO of Yaka Labs, a venture capital and private equity firm that specializes in initiatives that empower individuals and improve society, with a core focus on portable identity, payments and marketplaces. This role enabled her to support and promote numerous social good ventures like Cambiatus and Commit Good. Cambiatus assists new grassroots organizations and cooperatives to use social currencies and blockchain technologies to organize and achieve their common social and environmental goals. Commit Good offers an Ethereum-based platform that provides an ecosystem of service using the GOOD token.
Now at True North Impact Investing, Diana has joined a highly experienced and globally-minded investment team that focuses on early and growth stage companies, which are seeking to have a positive influence on society and the planet. The firm recognizes that this important vision extends beyond pure financial returns, noting that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) asset mandates in the US alone are likely to grow to more than $30 trillion by 2025, more than double the required amount in 2018.