- CSO at IndieBio; Principal at SOSV. Read about my experience.
- The goal is to find, fund, and help founders start world-class companies with a mission for human and planetary health. My background in neuroscience and environmental activism helps a lot. I'm looking for revolutionary companies, so come find me if you have cool ideas!
- I'm as full stack as you can get in venture: Technical investment diligence, investment sourcing, digital analytics, digital creative, production, systems and infrastructure, project management, etc.
👀 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 taking and ruining people's 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 us?
- 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?
🐒 Who am I?
I live in SF, don't have a car, and take 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 practice.
- Reading. I have a Goodreads account that I neglect to neglect from time to time. I think that is like eating really nutritious food--sometimes displeasurable but always feels good afterwards. See my top 10 formative books.
- Climbing. Gyms and plastic are just practice for the real thing. If you want to do easy/moderate multi-pitch outside, I'm always game! Hit me up! (Also don't forget to donate to the American Alpine Club!)
- 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 in cooking, which means that most of what I cook today is probably bad but at least I know the difference if I deglazed with vermouth vs white wine.
- Politics. I wrote about my politics here.