Maria (Masha) Prusakova is a French attorney and a PR specialist working with blockchain startups and crypto conferences. Masha started her journey in crypto in 2014 working on an early bitcoin algorithm trader ExGate with a former Lehman Brothers financier. In 2017, Masha joined M&A PR Studio, consulting ICOs and blockchain startups on public relations. In 2018, she co-founded Crypto PR Lab. Before her entrepreneurial career, she worked as an attorney in M&A for Clifford Chance LLP and Gowling WLG. As a private banker for Ultra High Net Worth individuals, Masha gained experience at UBS, LGT and HSBC private banks in Switzerland and Monaco.
The former right hand of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan at the World Economic Forum, Masha together with Sasha facilitates the participation of individuals and startups at the elite Davos Conference Week.
Masha is also an accomplished snowboarder. As a professional athlete, she represented Russia in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games as the youngest participant in the snowboarding halfpipe event.
Masha holds three Master’s degrees (Sorbonne, UC Berkeley) and speaks 4 languages: Russian, French, German and English.
Speaker at conferences:
“The Next Big Money Maker“, “Breaking Down The Opportunities in Cryptocurrencies: Where Are The Women?”, San Francisco, USA. June 2018
Blockchain Seattle 2018 on Gaming on Blockchain and Marketing for blockchain startups, Seattle, USA. September 2018
Discon Blockchain Conference on Regulatory and Legal, Boulder, Colorado. August 2018
XBlockchain Summit on Women in Crypto, Bali, Indonesia. October 2018
Crypto Invest Summit on Regulatory and Legal, Los Angeles. October 2018
Masha is a contributing writer for blockchain media Distributed.com, BTC Media Group.