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Natasha Ahmed

Vice PresidentDisruptive

Washington, DC

Member Since September 2023


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I am an investor, domain expert, and defense strategist with a passion for cutting-edge technology. Drawing upon my multifaceted background in tech and advisory roles spanning nearly a decade across D.C., I see my role as shaping the landscape for the next-generation defense industrial base. Prior to Disruptive, I spearheaded the pioneering research endeavors in emerging technologies at H4xLabs, concurrently steering the strategic management of the space portfolio. My journey as a defense contractor, where I led diverse teams and provided strategic counsel to leadership on an array of subjects encompassing cybersecurity, technical operations, and the intricate interplay in defense interoperability, has seamlessly paved the path for my pursuit of driving defense modernization through the prism of emerging technologies. I received my M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University with a specialization in Macroeconomics. While in Hong Kong, I did research work on Chinese politics through King's College in London. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Texas at Austin in Corporate Communications, with a minor in Arabic. P.S. I love being multilingual and love bringing my culturally diverse background to the world of Defense Tech. (native proficiency in Bengali and Intermediate Arabic (Shaami & Modern Standard Arabic) and conversational Mandarin)

Published content

Making a change to your product or service? 12 steps to take first

expert panel

Consider these best practices before your loyal audience is thrown off by the company's latest innovations. If you're thinking about upgrading your legacy product or service that loyal customers have come to recognize and respect, it's okay to make some necessary tweaks to keep up with the times, but it's also more crucial to engage your audience in the conversation about potential changes. This will help you better understand their views from a user's perspective.  To help company leaders maintain their credibility while staying relevant in the marketplace, 12 Fast Company Executive Board members discuss other steps business professionals can take to develop an innovative mindset when it comes to revamping a traditional item or creating a new one altogether.

Company details


Company bio

Disruptive, founded in 2011, is a leading global investment firm for best-in-class private technology companies and sophisticated investors around the world. Over the last decade, it has established its reputation as a reliable and flexible source of capital through primary & secondary equity, debt, and structured product investments. Disruptive's capital is sourced from many of the world's largest investors including family offices, international corporations, hedge funds, and the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds.



Area of focus

Venture Capital
Private Equity Principals

Company size

11 - 50