Leah Wald

Leah Wald

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Leah Wald is the Co-Founder and CEO of Valkyrie Investments, a specialized cryptocurrency firm. Leah is an economist with extensive expertise in asset management focusing on value investing, and a Bitcoin investor and consultant. Prior to launching Valkyrie, she was Vice President of Portfolio Management at Exponential, and a Partner at Lucid Investment Strategies, an asset management firm specializing in crypto investments. Previously, she was a Financial Analyst to the CEO at Vital Financial, where she spearheaded investment strategies for multi-billion dollar asset managers on global macro strategy. Additionally, she worked at the World Bank Group and co-founded Veterati, a mentorship platform assisting unemployed and transitioning US veterans to secure meaningful employment. Leah was also a contributing writer for Forbes where wrote the “Tales from the Front Lines of Female Entrepreneurship” column, and co-authored the book Hyperwave Theory: The Rogue Waves of Financial Markets.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Leah specialized in equity trades as well as M&A and LBO opportunities rooted in macroeconomic trends and fundamental analysis.

  • She additionally worked as a deal sourcing consultant for three venture capital firms focusing on finTech investments.

  • She also served as a founding economic advisor to Naadam Cashmere to build their development fund in Mongolia assisting the nomadic goat herders.


  • 2022 Cointelegraph Top 100 People in Crypto and Blockchain

  • 2015 DC Inno 25 DC Startup Founders Under 25

  • 2015 DC Inno 12 Women-led Startups Changing DC Tech

  • 2015 VETSports Supporter of the Year

  • 2014 Forbes 30 Under 30