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 some of the most advanced technology
companies 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
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.