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Bettina is a leading investor and educator across Web3 and emerging technologies. She is currently researching standards in AI and Web3.

About Bettina

“Bettina Warburg is an entrepreneur of the intellect. She is a big thinker, and has a remarkable capacity to communicate ideas, inspire action, and architect change...”

Tamsin SmithSlipstream Strategy founder, former president of (RED), cultural commentator and published poet

Bettina Warburg is a leading investor, researcher, and speaker on Web3, blockchain and emerging technologies. Her distillations of these complex topics are often used by university programs, executives, and major conferences as foundational explanations.

Bettina was one of the first speakers to unpack the topic of blockchain to a global audience for TED. She also previously collaborated with WIRED magazine to explain blockchain at 5 levels, which has been viewed by millions of people.

She has given talks at conferences such as DLD, World Government Summit, IBM Think, The Business Council, Smart City Expo, Skoll World Forum, Salzburg Global Seminar, Personal Democracy Forum, and for universities around the world. Her work has been cited in publications such as The Atlantic, Barbican, Center for Public Impact,, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

She previously co-founded Warburg Serres, an early-stage venture capital fund, and Animal Ventures, a strategic advisory firm focused on emergent technologies.

Bettina has lectured as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Information in Austin, and is 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.

Public Speaking

“Bettina’s talk about blockchain is one of the most insightful and clear explanations of this new technology that I’ve seen. The tech is abstract and exotic, but she makes it concrete and familiar.”

Kevin KellyFounding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine and author of The Inevitable
TED Talks – How the blockchain will radically transform the economy
Bettina Warburg at TEDSummit2016, June 26 – 30, 2016, Banff, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

“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 EdwardsFounding head of marketing for Yahoo and Common Sense Media
WIRED – Blockchain Expert Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty

“Every time Bettina and I have a conversation I always leave inspired and excited about the future.”

Marjorie HernandezCo-Founder LUKSO & The Dematerialized
DLD 24 – Sparks of Progress: Web3 and the Road Ahead 
Bettina Warburg (Investor, Researcher & Web3 Expert), Lab Stage, Panel: Sparks of Progress: Web3 and the Road Ahead, DLD Munich Conference 2024, January 13, 2024. Free press image © Michaela Stache for DLD / Hubert Burda


“...I trust not only her insights, but her ability to get things done that matter to the world. To me, this is the essence of leadership.”

Tamsin SmithSlipstream Strategy founder, former president of (RED), cultural commentator and published poet

Ecosystem-driven investments across Web3 infrastructure, middleware, and applications. Bettina continues to invest as an Angel and with various partners.

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