While broadly interested in technology in general, I am particularly enthusiastic about applications where digital bits interface with physical atoms and substantive problems,...more such as Quantified Self, MOOCs/edtech, Bitcoin, Drones, and 3D printing.
Took company from inception in a Stanford dorm room to testing ~3% of all births in the United States. Responsible for scientific codebase, marketing, design, public relations,...more recruiting, training, fundraising, and technical vision as we grew from an idea on a napkin to one of the largest clinical genome centers in the world.
Did a lot at Coinbase with some great people. The highlights:
- Sourced and closed more than $1.5B in deals for Coinbase Custody - Integrated Earn.com and sourced/closed...more >$300M in deals for Coinbase Earn - Organized the business and technical sides of the USDC stablecoin launch, now at $1B+ in market cap - Prepared slide decks and gave the presentations for the $300M Series E raise - Drove the addition of new assets to the Coinbase platform across all products
Currently EIC of Nakamoto.com. Formerly CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Cofounder of Earn.com (acquired by Coinbase), Counsyl (acquired by Myriad), Teleport (acquired by Topia), and Coin Center. MIT TR35, Stanford PhD.
Founders Fund F50
Wall Street Journal Innovation Award for Medicine
Scientific American: Top 10 World Changing Ideas
NSF VIGRE Postdoctoral Fellow
NDSEG Graduate Fellow
Stanford BS/MS/PhD EE
Stanford MS ChemE