To increase total software output by supporting entrepreneurs building technical tools for technical people
My most popular essays:
- Why We Will Never Have Enough Software Developers
- Enterprise Software Monetization is Fat-Tailed
- The Value of College May Be Negative for the COVID Generation
- Remote Software Developers Earn 22% More Than Non-Remote Developers (#1 on Hacker News)
- How Age, Race, and Gender Affect Software Engineering Pay
- High Retention = High Volatility
- You Don't Understand Compound Growth
More about me:
I'm a geek at heart.
I've been fascinated by technology for as long as I can remember. I spent countless hours as a teenager building computers (currently rocking a
7700K 8700K / 980 Ti 1080 Ti combo), coding up websites (R.I.P. PHP), and finding ways to game Google search (SEO is not what it used to be though). These days I spend just as many hours working with neural networks and statistical analysis in Python (highly recommend Stanford's deep learning-based NLP class CS 224N and computer vision class CS 231N), experimenting with open source software (this site runs on Ghost, hosted on DigitalOcean), and advising startups on product and growth initiatives.
I love applying rigorous analytical frameworks and mental models to tough problems at the center of technology, business, and life. In the last few years I've been exploring the acceleration of developer productivity (developer tools and DevOps), application infrastructure, and applications for machine learning in the enterprise.
I'm a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, where I work with companies like Materialize and others that are unannounced. Before that, I spent four formative years investing in growth-stage technology businesses at ICONIQ Capital, where I sourced and led investments in leading B2B software and internet companies like GitLab, Epic Games (Fortnite), ezCater, and Brightwheel and helped drive investments in others like Age of Learning, Alteryx (AYX), Fastly (FSLY), Relativity, SurveyMonkey (SVMK), and Uber (UBER).
I graduated with an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. While at Stanford, I had the pleasure of working with companies like Confluent as a product manager, taking advanced computer science courses, and serving as Co-President and Vice President of the Venture Capital and Tech Clubs, respectively.
I graduated from Yale University with a degree in Economics. While in college, I interned at J.P. Morgan, where I subsequently spent a year in Technology, Media, and Telecommunications investment banking and was awarded the Launching Leaders award. I also interned at McKinsey & Company and worked on campus as a Student Tech, helping my fellow students solve their most dire computer problems.
I was selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 Venture Capital.
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