Chris Dannen

Introduction: I am a writer living in Brooklyn, NY. I manage technology and investments for Iterative Instinct, a hybrid private equity and venture fund I cofounded. I'm also interested in design, advising the smart fabric startup Loomia and the Los Angeles architecture firm M-RAD. My new book about smart contract programming entitled Introducing Ethereum and Solidity will be published by Apress on January 17, 2017.

Consultation: Editorial, video, ethnography, design, product management, and strategy are adjacent disciplines I combine with technology to solve problems. Here are some of the brands that have availed themselves of my creative work recently.

History: I got into writing and technology as a photojournalist for outdoor magazines, around the dawn of the digital SLR. After that I began writing IT books, moved into business journalism, and then finally to technology consulting. My first job was at the Onion, where I did graphics work and wrote little jokes for a hardcover atlas entitled Our Dumb World. All those years, I tinkered with web and iOS development, building one-off projects to play with the newest frameworks. That eventually led me to blockchain scripting in the Solidity language. The rest of my work history and intellectual property is documented on LinkedIn.

Personal: In my free time I like to race mountain & road bicycles and play foosball, habits I picked up a decade ago in college. While an undergrad at UVA I also worked for Red Bull as a field marketer; during summers I worked in bike shops. I was also a rower on the UVA Men’s Crew and a brother in Phi Gamma Delta.

More: I blog at Our fund's collection of essays is on Medium. If you're still reading all the way down here, you may well check out my purpose statement.

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