Sometimes, people ask me for investment advice. "Are you in the stock market? Are you an investor in any funds? How should I invest?" I don’t give advice. I follow a rule popularized by a very stubborn author:
Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.
My objective is not to not make "high-risk" investments — "high risk, high reward" is for suckers. Instead, I work backwards from worst case scenario (make sure I do not reach the point of no return) to best case scenario.
My portfolio is not sophisticated:
- FDIC-insured accounts, cash, precious metals.
- Very early stage technology startups, early stage venture funds.
Below is the list of my early stage technology investments, with links to their hiring pages 😊
Full-stack quantum computing
Personalized testing for cancer patients
GPU cloud computing platform
Transport platform for Africa
Organizing the world’s video
Manage data like code
Software platform for mass customization
Automation tools for fermentation
Operations optimization at seaport terminals
Data platform for applied microbial genomics
Creating chemicals using biology
SF17 Therapeutics — Coming soon
Precision immune therapies
Gene editing platform
Somewear Labs — Coming soon
Satellite-powered platform for anywhere global communication