Annie Brown is the founder of Lips, a blockchain-enabled sharing platform and marketplace for women* and creators. 

She is also a contributor for Forbes on the topics of AI, Blockchain and Diversity in Tech, and a guest lecturer at UC San Diego's Rady School of Management. 

Previously, Annie worked for organizations such as Grameen Bank and Planned Parenthood, and has participated in Y Combinator as the Communications Director at Konsus (W16) and SafetyWing (W18).

A graduate of The College of William and Mary and The Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Annie's senior thesis, titled The Best You Can Be: Conflicting Messages of Liberation and Oppression in Indian Cosmopolitan Magazine, won highest honors. 

Speaking Engagements: 
Absolute Sum Blockchain Hackathon
Asia Microfinance Forum
YTH Tech Summit

In her free time, Annie loves to listen to drone metal and true crime podcasts, go to the beach, and draw. You can read her comic Gross Annie online.

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