Liya Safina

Liya Safina
CEO, Safina & Shekhtman Inc

In the last decade, I’ve helped launch and transform 60+ businesses to over $2B in revenue. Select clients include Nike, Alibaba, Google, Hinge, Toyota’s Woven City and Bob Dylan Center.

My vision is to build a future where technology serves human needs, instead of humans serving revenue models. With over 10 years of experience, my career is fueled by passion for exploring and applying cutting-edge technologies, such as AI, AR, VR, and blockchain.

I also share my insights and expertise as a global keynote speaker, mentor, and women in tech advocate. My work has been featured in publications like The New York Times, CBS News, The Future Laboratory UK, and Adobe Magazine.

As Founder in Residence at 500 Startups in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2015, I managed design operations, gained startup experience, and advocated for equity and inclusion.