Rape & Justice in America

In college, I was in a serious, loving relationship with a woman who had been drugged, bound and violently raped by a man with the help of his two roommates. The date rape operation they devised was so evil and so calculated that I knew this could not have been the...

Poor. Hungry. Driven.

In hiring and investing, we are all biased. My bias? I bias toward and pattern match on PHDs: Poor. Hungry. Driven.  I look for people who’ve taken it on the chin in life and come back determined to win. I look for hustlers who’ve risen beyond their...

14 Lessons Learned from Year #1 as a Startup Investor

Lessons I’ve learned investing so far: 1) FOMO is real. You have to make a conscious effort to not let it affect your thinking and maintain your own intellectual independence. 2) Investing downstream of YC at Demo day is both awesome and terrible. Awesome because the...

Looking Back: Startup Investing Year #1

I wrote my first check to a startup on April 11, 2017. Since then, I’ve invested in 16 startups via my personal money and a small fund I manage backed by Social Capital. I’m having blast! TLDR: I bet on outsiders using capitalism to solve society’s...