Hello

Hello

Working hard and trying my best! Please be patient if I don't respond immediately 🙇🏻‍♂️

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Location (March 2020) Park City, Utah

Work

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Positions

Italic
Founder/CEO
Current
2018-Present
Fountain
Founder/COO
2014-2018
Not Pot
Founder
2016-Present
Tonari Animation
Owner
2020-Present
Thiel Foundation
2015 Thiel Fellow
2015-2017
Y Combinator
Shyp
Product
2014
CMIIC
Director of Ops
2011-2014

Contact

I don't enjoy calls and prefer emails, SMS, or Telegram. I am trying to set better expectations for those reaching out. If you are contacting me for one of the following reasons, please read my default response before doing so.

Investing

I am not an active angel and will not be hands-on in your company. I prefer founders whom I know personally and markets that are dissimilar to the ones I'm already in.

Advising

I most likely do not have the bandwidth to be worth equity in your company.

Speaking

I don't like public speaking and I'll decline unless it tangibly benefits Italic. I do not accept paid opportunities and will not travel.

Students

I unfortunately don't have much time these days so I likely will not respond. That said, it wasn't so long ago that I was in your shoes and I fondly remember and miss the hustle and grind—I wish you all the best.

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Portfolio

I'm invested in ~70 startups and funds as a silent, inactive part of the cap table. Any success is squarely due to the work and tenacity of the founders or GPs. Here are a handful of the companies I'm invested in.

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Investments

NameLinkEntryDescriptionCo-Investor🦄Exit
Ramp
Series B
Smart spend management
Founders FundGoldman Sachs
Pipe
Pre-Seed
NASDAQ for recurring revenues
CraftSocial Capital
Settle
Pre-Seed
Modern AP/AR & financing
Max LevchinFounders FundKPCB
Karbon
Pre-Seed
Corporate cards for India
Patch
Seed
Carbon-offsetting as a service
A16Z
Secureframe
Series A
SOC 2 & ISO 27001 compliance
KPCBGradient
HappyCredit
Pre-Seed
BNPL for India
GoodwaterKunal Shah
Weav
Seed
API for commerce platforms
FoundationBoxGroupHenrique Dubugras
Acquired by Brex
Opal
Seed
Professional webcam + integrated software
KindredMike KriegerHong FengLiam Casey776
Oura
Series C
Best-in-class health tracking
ForerunnerTCGTemasek
Slope
Seed
BNPL for B2B
Stanley TangEric Wu
Hero
Seed
Simple and effective skincare
Aria Growth Partners
Finch
Seed
API for payroll and HR
General CatalystHomebrewBoxGroup
Alto
Series A
Alternative IRA administration
CartaCoinbase
Bulletin
Seed
Premium wholesale marketplace
Foundation
Made
Series A
Home renovation made easy.
Insight PartnersFelicisFounders Fund
Curtsy
Series A
Thrifting marketplace
Index
Bzaar
Seed
Indian wholesale marketplace
Lee FixelCanaanBinny Bansal
Notion
Series B
All-in-one workspace
IndexNaval Ravikant
Seated
Seed
Rewards for dining out
InsightCraft
Awning
Seed
Frictionless commercial real estate ownership
GFCMassMutual
Rocket Dollar
Seed
Alternative IRA administration
Modernbanc
Seed
Banking API
Village GlobalGFC
Airhouse
Seed
4PL for DNVBs
Naval Ravikant
Stir
Seed
Financial studio for creators
HomebrewLudlowA16Z
Alloy
Seed
E-commerce automation platform
BainAbstract
Backbone
Seed
Mobile gaming hardware + software
SoundLudlowMr Beast
Pyka
Seed
Autonomous crop-dusters
Prime Movers Lab

Writing

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Posts

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The Secret Italic Master Plan
⼯ Work
⛲
To the Fountain team, thank you.
⼯ Work
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Friendvestor Update #2: Money
⼯ Work
🛠️
The Modern Workforce
⼯ Work
🙈
Why Software Companies Hide Pricing
⼯ Work
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An Honest Year as a Dropout
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