Piers Kicks is Venture Partner at Delphi Digital, an independent research boutique focused on the digital asset market. He explores the emergence of the Metaverse through the lens of decentralized networks. He is also a Senior Associate at BITKRAFT Ventures, a global investment platform for gaming, esports, and interactive media. He seeks asymmetric venture investment opportunities in early-stage projects that advance and support the emergence of synthetic reality. Kicks studied Computer Science and Philosophy at Newcastle University for a year before leaving his position to start Azar Capital, a hybrid crypto/venture investment fund.