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Natalie Fratto    

Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank, Former Vice President, Firmwide Strategy at Goldman Sachs

Natalie Fratto is a TED Speaker, investor, writer and educator focused on the importance of adaptability. Her 2019 TED Talk on the adaptability quotient (AQ) was one of the year's top 10 most viewed of the year, with more than 3.5 million views. Her work has been featured in Fortune, Fast Company, BBC and VICE. Before joining Goldman Sachs as an investor, Natalie led startup operations for a Y-Combinator backed startup and worked as a strategist for Silicon Valley Bank and IBM Watson. As an angel investor, she is focused on investing in underrepresented founders because she believes that diversity breeds adaptability, and adaptability is the key to success in a rapidly-accelerating digital future.

Speech Topics


"How to Fail"

How failure is an underused asset for those with high adaptability

How increasing your "Adaptability Quotient (AQ)" can safeguard oneself from the inevitability of change

"Building Skyscrapers that Sway"

How individuals and corporations can improve their adaptability

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