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Bettina Warburg

Bettina Warburg is a leading investor, researcher, and speaker on Web3, blockchain, and emerging technologies. Her distillation of these complex topics continues to be used by university programs, executives, and major conferences as foundational explanations. In 2016, she was invited by TED to be one the first speakers ever to unpack the topic of blockchain to a global audience. Her collaboration with WIRED magazine to explain blockchain at 5 levels has been viewed by millions of people. Bettina has given talks and helped curate conferences such as World Government Summit, IBM Think, The Business Council, Smart City Expo, Skoll World Forum, Salzburg Global Seminar, Personal Democracy Forum, and numerous universities around the world. Ms. Warburg’s work has been cited in publications such as The Atlantic, Center for Public Impact, ICMA.org, and the San Francisco Chronicle.


She is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Warburg Serres, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on investing up the technology stack of Web3 ecosystems – from core infrastructure to middleware and apps. Warburg Serres and its managers are regarded as some of the leading voices and investors in Web3 due to their premier portfolio and longstanding experience operating across crypto-assets, startups, and financial primitives. She is also Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Animal Ventures, a strategic advisory firm that educates executives and designs new ways for Fortune 500 companies to commercialize and leverage emergent technologies.


Ms. Warburg has lectured as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Information in Austin, and is the Co-Author of Asset Chains: The Cognitive, Friction-Free, and Blockchain-enabled Future of Supply Chains (2017), as well as the Basics of Blockchain (First edition, 2019). She received her MSc from Oxford University and BS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.