Diogo Monica

Diogo Monica

Formal First Name

Diogo Mónica is the Co-founder and President of Anchorage Digital, the provider of the world's most advanced and proven security architecture to cryptocurrency custody. A reputable security engineer and entrepreneur, Diogo has worked on the forefront of security engineering for more than a decade. Today, he is leading a team of the brightest minds in the platform security, financial services, and distributed ledger technology to provide the building blocks that empower institutions to safely participate in the evolving digital asset ecosystem. Prior to co-founding Anchorage, Diogo was security lead at Docker, an open platform for building, shipping and running distributed applications. He also worked on the security foundations of the container and orchestration subsystems that are now used as core building blocks of modern IT infrastructure worldwide.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Diogo has published a number of papers on information security and distributed systems.

  • He also authored several patents in secure communications, encrypted hardware, and payment systems.

  • He speaks and publishes on the topics of usable security, infrastructure security, and distributed systems security.

  • He is also an angel investor, advisor, and board member to numerous startups.

  • He has created $3B+ in value, raised $500M+ in venture capital, invested in 75+ companies, and deployed $10M+ capital.


  • At Docker, Diogo helped secure core infrastructure used in global banks, governments and the three largest cloud providers.

  • An early employee at Square, he led the platform security team and built the security infrastructure used by Square to move $80B+ in annualized volume.


  • 2020 Fortune 40 Under 40