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OUR MISSION

To shift the flow of data for a more prosperous world

OUR VALUES

What we believe in

stewardship
Candor
impact

Our Team

Engineers, creatives, lawyers, policy makers, and more

OUR TEAM

Engineers, creatives, lawyers, policy makers, and more

ANNA K.
Partner

Early core developer at Celo ($2B market cap), started YC ML startup, former World Bank and Federal Reserve. Studied CS at MIT. Ethereum mining with dumpster GPUs in 2015.

ART ABAL
Partner, Operations

Head of Global Impact Sourcing at Appen, overseeing a network of 1 million contributors. Former lawyer at DLA Piper, advisor to Prime Minister of East Timor. Studied at Harvard and MIT. 

DAN Rasmuson
Partner

Former CTO and cofounder at LabelBox, scaling team from 3 to 80. Engineering lead at DroneDeploy. Grew up as a missionary in Tanzania, chess master. 

ALBERT R.
Head of engineering

10+ years building complex data systems, Numerai software architect, scaled Federated Wireless team from 2 to 50. MIT CS. Made his first neural net in 2011. 

ROBERTO Berwa
Software Engineer

Former mobile engineer at Facebook, AI research at CSAIL. Started the largest Rwandan ticketing tech company. Studied CS at MIT.

Jens midthun
Growth Marketing Manager

Growth Manager. Former management consultant at Accenture. Wrote and produced an award-winning feature length documentary, The Way North. Student body president at USC.

Zachary Hay
Senior Software engineer

Full-stack engineer. Former engineer at Data Dog & Giphy. Founding Co-Chair at hackny.org Math & CS at UPENN.

Colin Stevenson
Head of Product Support

Crowd Operations at Appen & Figure Eight. Co-founded a translation company in Chile.

Kahtaf Alam
Software engineer

Full-stack engineer with over 10 years of experience at IBM, AppCentrica and ApplyBoard. Founder of BitSpice Software, built Android apps netting 1M+ installs.

We're
not boring

"By giving people the tools to enrich their own data and choose who to share it with, Vana expects to be able to generate meaningful revenue for data owners. I’m so excited about Vana because it’s another step towards a more fair economy, one in which people are rewarded for one of their most valuable assets, even if they had previously given up on claiming it as their own."

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Packy McCormick
Founder, not boring

Backed by the best.

Polychain Capital
Sep Kamvar
Tribe Capital
Rene Reinsberg
Casey Neistat
Abstract Ventures
Will Manidis
Flori
Marek Olszewski
Brynly Lyr
Casey Caruso
Evan Stites Clayton

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