Meet Nataly Kogan, Happiness Expert, Venture Capitalist & Successful Tech Entrepreneur


Nataly Kogan has received standing ovations from such groups as Million Dollar Roundtable, Fortune's Tech Brainstorm, Blogher, SXSW, the 92nd St. Y, Harvard Women's Leadership Conference, Gillette, TEDx Boston, and many more.

In her talks, Nataly provides audiences with key takeaways they can implement to create stronger and long-lasting connections with teammates, customers and family.

Nataly has also been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, New York Magazine and Time Magazine, and has appeared as an expert on Dr. Oz, Bloomberg TV, and "One World" with Deepak Chopra.

Nataly emigrated to the U.S. from the former Soviet Union when she was just thirteen. She reached the highest levels of success on the corporate ladder including positions at WHERE (sold to PayPal), Microsoft's Future of Social Experiences Lab (FUSE), McKinsey & Co., and Hudson Ventures, a venture capital firm in New York. She is now CEO and Founder of Happier, an organization inspired by scientific research that shows how gratitude, mindfulness, and staying connected to people you care about create the foundation for a happier and healthier life. Nataly launched Happier to an overwhelming global response and has since built a community that has shared over six million happy moments (and counting) on the Happier mobile application and website.


"Nataly was excellent. She took the time to understand our current work environment, then did a great job energizing our team, allowing everyone to contemplate how they approach their work. "


Media Math, a global technology and service provider for marketers, has more than 750 employees across 16 offices around the world. Their technology analyzes over 200 billion customer opportunities every day – more volume than the top 10 stock exchanges in the world, combined. Nataly brought her message of how being happier at work helps employees, shareholders and customers.  Here are a few post-event reviews:

"Fantastic addition to the onsite - would love to have more outside speakers like this as a change of pace. I think this was a huge highlight for everyone."

"Best presentation of the whole summit!"

"Really loved this. Bettering ourselves means better output, bigger wins."

"This was an amazing addition, definitely a highlight of the whole 2 days! And very much needed content for this crew."

"Loved it. This is what we needed. I wish it had been longer."

"Please have more presentations like this one!"

"Some great things in her presentation that every single person in the room should think about, and reflect upon, in their daily interactions here."

"Great philosophy and application to real-life use."