Hi there. Here is a list of bullet points that summarizes my existence:
In the past,
- I invest in and help startups, both individually and as a partner at Matrix Partners.
- I live in San Francisco. I enjoy reading, skiing, chess, programming projects like Vimium, and urban parks.
To learn more,
- I was a part-time partner at Y Combinator where I helped early stage startups get off the ground.
- I led Parse and many other platform-related endeavors at Facebook.
- I founded Parse, a mobile platform startup that was acquired by Facebook.
- I was the first employee at Etacts, a personal CRM startup that was acquired by Salesforce.
- I was an early employee at Ooyala, a video platform startup that was acquired by Telstra.
- I studied Computer Science at Cornell, interned at Amazon and Google, and did some systems research.
- I was born in Moscow. My family immigrated to the US in 1989 and landed in San Francisco.