šŸ§¬ Program Director at IndieBio; Principal at SOSV.

They're kind of the same thing. IndieBio is just one side of the SOSV coin. The goal is to find, fund, and help founders start world-class companies with a mission for human and planetary health.

I'm as full stack as you can get in venture: Technical investment diligence, investment sourcing, digital analytics, digital creative, writing, production, systems and infrastructure, project management, etc.

šŸ’ The Personal

I think my identity is tied to being a rock climber, but right now I'm doing a lot of running for ultratrail whenever I can make it out. A dream of mine is to run Hardergrat.

I live in SF, don't have a car, and take (and pay for!) public transit whenever I can, because I believe in the role of public transit in socioeconomic mobility.

  • Photography. I have spent a lot of years taking photos (as in, being a fly on the wall), but really learning to appreciate the art of making photos, and want to incorporate that into my pratice.
  • Reading. I have a Goodreads that I neglect to neglect from time to time. See my top 10 formative books.
  • Supporting local theatre. Loved The Old Globe when I lived in San Diego, but now I'm currently a subscriber to The Berkeley Rep.
  • Climbing. Gyms and plastic are just practice for the real thing. If you an do easy/moderate multi-pitch, I'm always game! Hit me up!
  • Cooking. I like playing with my food, especially in the preparation of it. I don't like following recipes, and I take a bottoms-up approach to learning how to cook. Starting with really appreciating the ingredients standalone.
  • Politics. I wrote about my politics here.

šŸ‘€ Some topics I'm exploring right now:

  • Biomaterials, what do we need to achieve in order to wean ourselves off our current feedstocks
  • Mining and bio-mining, how can we make extraction less toxic (and should we?) and how do we recycle it so that we can stop ruining indigenous lands?
  • Bio-storage technologies, and whether bio will be as scalable as 0s and 1s, and what the next AWS of bio would look like
  • Gut-brain connection, and how our diets (and gut bacteria) affect our cognition
  • Future of air conditioning, dehumidification, and heat management, how do we protect entire cities from overheating our bodies?
  • If we're just flattening our metrics for environmental footprint down to "carbon footprint", does plugging abandoned oil wells do more good than trying to make the next "green" shoe?