in pursuit of all that is good and worth fighting for
San Francisco-based technologist. Building to accelerate extraordinary talent and enable technological progress
• Venture Partner at Ridge, an early-stage venture firm investing in experienced founders building enterprise software and developer tools.
• Partner at On Deck‘s ODX, investing in the world’s most talented, ambitious founders.
• Principal at Bloomberg Beta, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on the future of work — where I invested in founders early who are building in machine learning, enterprise software, and robotics
I believe in a techno-optimistic future — that technology enables step changes in human agency. If you’re building something to accelerate our technological and cultural progress, reach me here and join the community for builders here.
In a nutshell
I write here about startups, venture capital, and the impact of technology on society. I share a subset of these posts more broadly on my Substack or Medium. I’ve been creating online for over a decade and love experimenting with mediums — short-form audio/video, podcasts, live demos to explore how we use and embed technology into our day-to-day.
In my spare time, you can find me building communities, curating my information diet, and chasing type two fun.
💭 big, random ideas
💬 quality conversation
Snippets of my work elsewhere:
🎙️ Industrial Progress, Immigration, and the American Dream (Narratives podcast)
🎙️ The Gift of Global Talent, Techno-optimism and building community (The Deep End podcast)
🎙️ Immigration, Innovation, and the Future of Human Agency (The Rhys Show)
🦾 Robotics Showcase — 19 of the year’s most exciting robotics and AI startups
💼 On remote work (TechCrunch)
💸 Getting into venture, developing a thesis (podcast), supporting founders (podcast)
🎉 Advice on startups and career building (full site here)