👋🏾 Hi, I'm Shawn
I focus on AI/ML, biotech & digital health, and web3/crypto. These are the industries I believe will shape our future over the next 25 years.
Check out what I'm up to and have accomplished in each of these areas below👇🏾
🤖 Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
- 👷🏾 Product Leader at YouTube focused on ML-driven growth for new types of creators, GenAI & LLM creator tools and exascale data insights at the world's largest creator economy company.
- 🧬 Serial AI/ML & digital health exited startup founder with experience building products leveraging computer vision and ML prediction models
- 🔢 Former data scientist with training in AI/ML at Georgia Tech
- 🧪🏆 Prize-winning competitive AI/ML hacker, including winning 1st place at AGI House's ImageGen hackathon with a novel audio2video AI model and 2nd place at Scale AI's hackthon by building natural language generative protein therapeutics search
- 😇 Angel & fund investing in AI/ML startups. Select investments include Databricks, CSM, Glif, MultiOn, Scenario, Sundial, WOMBO, Woebot Health, Weights & Biases.
🧬 Biotech & Digital Health
- ⚒️ Former biotech and digital health executive with experience building groundbreaking digital health and medical device products at Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google X Life Sciences)
- 🪄Serial startup founder in the digital health / ML / computer vision space (1 acquired + a couple good learning experiences)
- 🧪Exploring the intersection of biotech, web3, and AI/ML in fields like DeSci (see below for my chat with Molecule/VitaDAO) and computational biology, and unique business models like venture studios in digital health
- 😇 Angel investing in biotech & digital health startups. Select investments include: Octant Bio, Enveda Biosciences, Pheiron, Eight Sleep, Cambrian Biopharma, Woebot Health, Evernow, Molecule
🪙 Web3 / Crypto
- Co-founder of Hydra Ventures, the world's first fund of funds ($10M+ AUM) that invests in and incubates other investment communities / DAOs. We have made investments in investment communities that focus on Biotech / DeSci, Artificial Intelligence, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Spatial Computing, and Urbit / Decentralized Compute.
- 👨🏾⚖️Hackathon judge and mentor: including judging the world's first NFT Finance Hackathon organized by 1kx and MacroDAO
- 🖼️ NFTs: I also focus on innovation in the NFT space including NFT Financialization and creator tools like AI generative art among other areas.
- 😇 Angel investing in web3 startups. Select investments include Dapper Labs, Animoca Brands, POAP, buildspace, Karma, Ceramic, GoSats, Layer3.