Deep learning TL and investor. Currently building a thing at Google Research, investing on the weekends with First Cap and working on a book. Previously @ Stanford, Google X, YC, Khosla.
There are a lot of places where smart money or time can build 10x returns. I started and run an ~35-person investment group that links PhDs who understand research with Wall Streeters who understand public trading. I'm a Venture Partner at Pioneer Fund and advise Zhenfund on private investments. I help great companies and people, primarily in women's health, D2C health, genomics, deep RL and autonomy.
Entrepreneurship can be a lot more scientific than is believed right now (this is also supported by a few unnamed venture firms). I’m writing a collection of articles to put some first principles and empirical grounding behind the art of early-stage and to increase the hit rate of the whole ecosystem (see Essays).
There are many underinvested areas in research, but in particular I've worked on healthtech, fintech and speech recognition. Some work:
In the past, I've also published on speech recognition (see Publications) and built beautiful technical stacks that I still miss.