Irina Karagyaur


Irina co-founded BQ9, a crypto-fintech boutique advisory firm on a mission to turn great ideas into great Web3 products. BQ9 works on business model creation, product ideation and development, Metaverse Strategy, and more. With over 13+ years of experience, Irina has established herself as an international business development professional in strategic partnerships, analysis of foreign markets, and business planning across the UK, EU, Middle East and Russia.

Irina holds a BA from the Southern Federal University in Russia, and an MSc in Urban Planning and Policy Design from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Irina is named one of the Top 100 Women of the Future, the winner of the 2022 Rising Women in Crypto Power List by Wirex and The Cryptonomist, Asia’s 100 Women Power Leaders.

Irina has delivered a TEDx talk «Knowledge Communities are Shaping the Metaverse» at TEDxMaviliSquare 2023.

Featured in Entrepreneur India, Arab Finance, CoinDesk, Cointelegraph, BeInCrypto, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review Turkey, GeckoCon by CoinGecko, Benzinga, and more.

Delivered lectures and talks at Politecnico di Milano, Queens College City University of New York, UCL, Glasgow University Engineering Technology Society.