Humaniq Launches London Office
Last week Humaniq opened up our London office. We’ve gathered members of our banking, finance, business and humanitarian teams there. This is the 3rd office location for Humaniq, in addition to Moscow and Luxembourg.
The London office will be a key strategic hub for our team. It was formed to develop partnerships with startups, emerging technology experts, humanitarian organizations, and the philanthropic community.
The group, including advisers and associates, met on March 11, 2017. They discussed strategy, marketing, and how best to move the company forward. Plans for growth include the creation of the Humaniq Foundation to manage the open source stack and API integrations. The office in Luxembourg will act as an incubator for startups building third-party applications on top of the core Humaniq platform.
Humaniq’s London office has been created with the support of Diana Biggs, an expert in financial inclusion and blockchain technology. She advises on emerging technologies, financial services and social change. Diana previously served as VP of Growth and Partnerships, UK & EMEA, for digital currency platform Uphold and as Chief Strategy Officer for Soko, a Kenya-based e-commerce platform and social enterprise. She brings extensive experience building and managing large-scale projects in developing markets.
Diana Biggs: “London is the perfect location for Humaniq. As a global Fintech hub, it allows us to keep our finger on the pulse of the market and build out partnerships with startups and corporates alike for our API and platform growth, connecting the community to our advanced technology offerings from our Eastern European branch and our network of global Ambassadors across Africa and Asia.”
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Richard Kastelein will also be working with the London team on communications and strategy. Kastelein is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Blockchain News, partner at Blockchain Partners in NYC and has been representing Humaniq at events in London, The Hague, Bucharest, Nairobi, Tel Aviv, Manchester, Brussels, and Barcelona as well as others in upcoming months. Kastelein has served as an advisory member of multiple ICOs and Blockchain companies and sits on the steering committee of the international Blockchain Ecosystem Network (BECON).
London-based Dinis Guarda is joining Humaniq in an advisory role. Guarda brings 20+ years experience in business and digital transformation. A strategist, curator, programmer and producer. He has worked with major global organisations.
In addition to the London team,Alexander Perkins, an associate at Deep Knowledge Ventures, joins Humaniq as Vice President covering the American market.
With the goal of bringing two billion unbanked people into the global economy, we are already off to a great start. We already had a successful December 2016 Pre-ICO, where we managed to raise over $110,000 in Bitcoin and Ether, beating the target of $68,000 by a hefty margin.
Humaniq CEO Alex Fork: “We’ve made great progress during the last few months with our technology stack and have developed relationships with new partners for our regional expansion plans in Africa, Asia and India. London is the heart of the global financial industry and a great home for Humaniq to consolidate its operations.