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Alana Aldag AckersonCo-Founder and Advisor, Figure Technologies

Alana is Co-Founder of Figure Technologies, whose mission is to build and promote self-sufficient, independent blockchain solutions to eliminate rent-seeking and facilitate innovation in financial services.

Previously Alana was Managing Partner of Signum Investments, a technology investment firm. She also served as CEO of The Thiel Foundation, where she led the organization’s efforts to support the next generation of entrepreneurs and to promote radical scientific and technological innovations. She has sat on the Board of Directors for Stanford Student Enterprises, the Executive Committee of Breakout Labs and the San Francisco Committee for the International Justice Mission.

She holds a B.A. with honors in Science, Technology and Society from Stanford University, and an M.A. in Philosophical and Systematic Theology from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley and a Doctor of Ministry in Faith and technology from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She lives in San Francisco with her husband Peter and their daughters.

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