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Yalda Aoukar

President, Bracket Foundation

Bio Current as of September 13, 2022

Yalda Aoukar is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Bracket Capital, a leading private technology investor based in Los Angeles, and President of Bracket Foundation, the philanthropic venture arm of Bracket Capital. She is a fierce advocate of technology for social good especially as it relates to solving the world’s most pressing global challenges. In 2019, Bracket Foundation issued a leading publication on how Artificial Intelligence can combat online sexual abuse of children. The publication was presented on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly that same year and resulted in a multi-year partnership with the UNICRI (the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). The partnership served as the backbone for the UN sponsored “AI for Safer Children” platform that was launched in 2020 to empower law enforcement agencies worldwide with innovative tools to better detect, prevent and prosecute online sexual abuse being committed against children. Bracket Foundation is currently publishing the sequel of its initial whitepaper which explores the dangers and vulnerabilities on children of the Metaverse and Online Gaming Platform. Yalda is also a champion for women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship in Venture Capital and other financial sectors, where women are traditionally underrepresented. In addition to investing in leading technology companies, she serves as an adviser to governments and policy makers on digital development in diverse fields such as Biotech, Food Security, Artificial Intelligence Integration and Education Technology. She sits on the board of the United Nation’s AI for Safer Children Initiative which she helped launch, as well as the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Accelerator. Yalda spends her time between London, Doha and Los Angeles, some might say cruising at 35000 feet. She is the mother of three children who serve as her “commanders in chief”.