Natalya Thakur is the Co-Founder and COO of Knox Networks, a payments and identity infrastructure software that supports the movement of all regulated digital money for large financial institutions. She has served across a variety of financial and technology roles, including experiences at BlackRock, Google[X], Celo, IDEO CoLab, Morgan Stanley, the Hoover Institution, and as co-founder/advisor of Stanford’s Future of Digital Currency Initiative (a partnership with the United Nations).
She is an avid public speaker and angel investor/LP, her work has been featured in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, American Banker, Coindesk, BIS publications amongst others. Her career has led her to work with top industry experts such as Condoleezza Rice, Marty Chavez, Eric Schmidt, Darrell Duffie, David Mazieries, Nick Burns, Gary Gensler, Adrienne Harris, and many other executives from government, technology and finance.
Natalya holds a BA (honors) in International Relations from Stanford University, an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School, and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.