Nathana O'Brien Sharma

Program Director, Faculty Affairs

Policy, Law, Ethics

Nathana O'Brien Sharma is the Program Director for Faculty Affairs at Singularity University. She's also faculty in Law, Policy, Ethics and Blockchain, where she writes and speaks on the impact of accelerating technologies and the future of law and governance to audiences of technologists and business leaders. Nathana is focused on the business applications of new technologies and is Director of Technology Investment Strategy at Green Sands Equity, a global boutique private equity investment firm, Advisory Board Member for the Creative Destruction Labs in Toronto, the leading academic startup accelerator in North America which supports companies in specialized technology tracks including machine learning and quantum machine learning, and is a strategic advisor for Crypto-Lotus, a cryptocurrency hedge fund. 

Nathana is an International Association of Privacy Professionals certified privacy expert in both the US and the EU and advises companies on navigating complex cross-border privacy issues, particularly in connection with the use of emerging technologies. Nathana was previously a technology transactions associate at Gunderson Dettmer, where she advised high growth VC backed startups and venture funds on a range of technology and business issues. Nathana is a JD/MBA graduate of the Yale Law School and Yale School of Management.  

Nathana was a lead researcher at MetaMed, a VC backed medical research start up and has a background in the lab in immunology and neuroscience. She is also a graduate of Singularity University's Graduate Studies Program. 

Expertise

  • Policy, Law & Identity
  • Blockchain
  • Intellectual Property