Bettina Warburg is Co-Founder of Animal Ventures, a venture studio and consultancy focused on building startups, educating executives, and designing comprehensive strategies to help large companies, governments, and SMEs take advantage of the most advanced technologies coming to market. Animal Ventures focuses on tech companies operating in verticals such as Blockchain, Digital Platforms, Artificial and Augmented Intelligence, and Internet of Things.

Bettina is a thought-leader in the emerging blockchain space and leads the blockchain practice at Animal Ventures, including research, development, and commercialization across the ecosystem of blockchain innovation.

Bettina is passionate about the convergence of technology and politics and the impact it will have on our future. She is the Executive Producer of a new tech show called Tech on Politics, interviewing some of the greatest minds in technology, media, venture capital, and government about the convergence of technology and politics. Prior to Animal Ventures, Bettina received her MSc from Oxford University and BS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and developed a keen interest in global governance and cultural diplomacy. As a Public Foresight Strategist at the Institute for the Future, a Silicon Valley think tank, Bettina brought a futures lens to a variety of strategic initiatives with top corporations, foundations, education institutions, and city governments.

In 2016, Bettina was invited by TED Global to be one the first speakers ever to unpack the topic of blockchain to a global audience. She has given talks and curated conferences such as Skoll World Forum, Salzburg Global Seminar, City Innovate Summit, Personal Democracy Forum, and numerous universities around the world. Bettina’s work has been cited in publications such as The Atlantic, Center for Public Impact, ICMA.org, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

 

 

 

THE LOOMING BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION

Say hello to the decentralized economy—the blockchain is about to change everything. In this lucid explainer of the complex (and confusing) technology, Bettina describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks and governments to facilitate trade, evolving age-old models of commerce and finance into something far more interesting: a distributed, transparent, autonomous system for exchanging value.

THE NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT: A LOOK FORWARD

THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

 

 

 

Bettina is a communicator of big ideas. Not only does she help distill complicated ideas into bite-sized nuggets that others can more easily understand, but her foresight challenges people to look ahead and make new decisions with purpose.
— Karen Edwards, founding head of marketing for Yahoo