Chris Dannen

Introduction: My name is Chris and I am a writer living in New York, NY. I manage technology and investments for Iterative Instinct, a private equity fund I cofounded. I'm also interested in design, and advise 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 on March 14, 2017. I've written and edited for Fast Company, Wired, MIT Tech Review, The Atlantic, Conde Nast Traveler, and the Tech@Bloomberg blog.

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 used my creative work or strategic consulting recently.

History: At 20 I began doing freelance photojournalism gigs for outdoor magazines like BIKE. This was the dawn of the digital SLR, which got me interested in storing photos on remote servers. I began writing for technology news outlets, then wrote a handful of IT books before moving into technology consulting. My first real job in New York was at the Onion. After tinkering with web and iOS development, I was captivated by cryptocurrency and began buiding GPU miners, writing simple smart contracts, and trading tokens. In the process, I patented an autonomous video capture device. My work history and intellectual property is documented on LinkedIn.

Personal: In my free time I like to hike, camp, race mountain & road bicycles, and play foosball, habits I picked up a decade ago in college. While an undergrad at UVA I 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. I grew up in Northwestern Connecticut.

More: On Twitter I'm @chrisdannen. 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.