I live in New York City and work at Palantir, currently focusing on building software for the intersection of technology and biology R&D, particularly drug discovery. Scientists are trying to find cures for the big diseases -- cancer, in particular -- and better software is a lever in making this move faster.
I’ve always been interested in creating a better future for humans; my interests are in intelligence augmentation through technology, economic development, human flourishing, & art, particularly literature.
Before my current gig, I was employee #8 at GoCardless, a global payments company that is funded by Y Combinator, Google Ventures and others, and helped grow it from a small startup to an international company with hundreds of employees.
For a brief period, I was an economic researcher at the Bank of England, focusing on housing. I grew up in the UK and studied Philosophy, Politics & Economics at Oxford.
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