I'm the founder/CEO of Birthdate Candles. Our candles have been featured everywhere from the Today Show to BuzzFeed to the New York Times.
Here's some other stuff:
I advise and invest in businesses, including MatchaBar, The Juggernaut, Magic Mind, a bar on Bowery called Short Stories and more.
I helped make a comedy variety show called "Hey, How Ya Doin?" — with creator/star Ashok Kondabolu and guests John Hodgman and Aparna Nancherla
Here's a story I wrote for New York about India's budding religious e-commerce industry and a piece for The Caravan on Indian users of Quora
Here's a podcast interview I did for "You People with Kareem Rahma"
I'm from Seattle and live in NYC. I graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree in computer science.
I was director of international for Wealthsimple, where I led our US launch and US/UK product development. Before that, I was on the original team at Tilt before it was acquired by Airbnb. I built Tilt Pro, which powered some of the most successful online pre-order launches ever: for Soylent, Away, Lytro, Cruise, and more.
Before Tilt, I co-founded a startup called FamilyLeaf with seed investment from Y Combinator. We were featured in the New York Times and elsewhere, and were acquired by Origami Labs in early 2013.
You can learn a bit more about me in a (dated) profile in the Seattle Times or my interview with the "You People" podcast. I had the best/luckiest first job ever.
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