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currently: engineer & investor at afore, supporting and investing in founders at the earliest stages (afore is a pre-seed focused venture capital fund managing ~$300m across three funds). i meet with founders & build internal tools for afore. running our alpha program (https://www.afore.vc/afore-alpha), a best-in-class pre-seed deal investing $1m at $10m (post) into tech companies across the globe (industry and traction agnostic). very excited about young technical builders!
previously: started a software company in high school - learned a ton, then focused on helping other young founders (through rough draft, contrary, start@shea). interned for a dozen companies pre-seed - IPO (crowdstrike, eightfold, fictiv) and nine VC firms (accel, battery ventures, foundation capital). studied cs & finance @ boston college and proud eagle scout '15.
origins: was super lucky to grow up at a school where design thinking, social and emotional learning, and passion projects were baked into the core curriculum. huge fan of founders as they often embody these things - spirited leaders building cool solutions to real problems.
from the bay area, supporter of our local teams as well as formula 1, nascar, rugby, and ufc. huge fan of all things outdoors (camping, skiing, scuba) and music (concerts, dj'ing, producing).