Bettina Warburg is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Warburg Serres Investments, an early stage venture capital fund focused on the decentralization of trade and Blockchain Technology. She is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Animal Ventures, an investment advisory firm that builds and invests in tech startups, educates executives, and designs new ways for Fortune 500 companies to commercialize and leverage emergent technologies. These emergent opportunities include technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Additive Manufacturing, and the Internet of Things. Animal Ventures has extensive experience in industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, trucking, shipping, logistics, online marketplaces, and fin-tech in and around the broader world of supply chain
She is one of the first speakers at TED to unpack the topic of blockchain, and her talk, “How the Blockchain will radically transform the economy,” has been seen by over 5 million people, making it the most viewed TED talk on the topic of Blockchain to date. Bettina’s collaboration with Wired Magazine to help explain Blockchain at 5 levels of difficulty has also been seen by over 2 Million people.
She was executive producer of a show called Tech on Politics which featured interviews with some of the greatest minds in technology, media, venture capital, and government. Discussions rove over the convergence of technology, politics, and government.
Bettina lectures each semester 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, as well as The Basics of Blockchain. She has given talks at TED, Wired, IBM Think, VMWare, The Business Council, Credit Suisse Latin American Investment Conference, Smart Cities, Merck & Co’s Annual Technology Innovation Conference, The Skoll World Forum, Salzburg Global Seminar, San Francisco’s City Innovate Summit, and numerous other conferences and universities around the world. Bettina’s work has been cited in publications such as Wired Magazine, BBC News, The Atlantic, Center for Public Impact, ICMA.org, and the San Francisco Chronicle. 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.