Anastasiya Sharkova facilitates the exchange of innovative technologies and ideas across borders via tours, workshops and events. She serves as an advisor to mission-driven organizations: Urban Us, an impact fund that invests in urbantech startups, and Convergence, a research group focused on alleviating existential risks. Anastasiya’s expertise spans the fields of venture capital, startup incubation, hospitality, publishing and consulting. Her recent projects include innovation tours of Silicon Valley for international executives and immersive events using virtual reality. With over a decade of experience working in technology, as well as studying and facilitating various communication techniques, Anastasiya uses her toolbox to enable seamless and effective collaboration, with the ultimate goal of fostering cross-cultural empathy.