I'm building Vanta.
I started my career at USV in early-stage VC, which I quite enjoyed—until I realized that, as the internet seeps into everything, the future belongs to people who make things. At the time, it felt like a huge switch, and I wrote about it here and here. In retrospect, it wasn't such a big deal.
My internet began in the mid 90s, reading Beanie Baby forums and flipping my old toys on early eBay. I grew up in the Midwest and still bleed scarlet and gray.
I like books, microeconomics, running up hills, oil paintings (especially Renaissance, Dutch, Haitian, Magritte L'Empire des lumières), James Turrell, the NBA, 80s and 90s women's gymnastics, contemporary East African politics, and these things.
I occasionally angel invest in areas I know: