I have a lot of experiences that do not translate very well into a traditional resumé, so I made this hybrid portfolio / CV instead.
Click on the links below to see my work and learn more about my experience.
University of Chicago, A.B., Political Science w/ General Honors
Thesis: “Finding Bitcoin’s Central Banker”, a survey of the history of centralization in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies paired with a network analysis of Bitcoin investors and media figures in China. In this thesis, I identified a small clique led by someone I argue to be the most influential person in the cryptocurrency/blockchain space at the time of writing.
In roughly reverse-chronological order…
- Reporter, Crunchbase News
- Senior Columnist, Mattermark
- Summer Analyst & EIR, DFJ Aurora / GTC
- Spring Intern, 1871
- Founder, Mergenote
- Contributor & EIR, Techli
- Freelance Equities Analyst, EY
- Where to Get Funded in 2016 That Isn’t Silicon Valley
- Around the World in Series A’s
- The Beginnner’s Guide to VC
- Developers! Developers! Developers… Are Expensive
- VCs Spark High Times for American Cannabis
- An Insider’s Look Into The Life Sciences Boom
- It Takes A Surprising Amount Of Seed Capital To Spoil A Startup
To view all my posts for Mattermark, visit my author page there.
For two years, I was a technology blogger for Techli.com, which used to be known as “Flyover Geeks”. The freedom my editors gave me to explore topics that personally interested me was immensely valuable in shaping my understanding of technology and the technology business.
My primary topics of coverage were the intersection of technology and society, privacy, intellectual property, entrepreneurial culture, and Facebook. Below is a sample of what I feel is some of my better writing and journalistic work I did for Techli.
- What a Chat Bot Taught Me About Being Human
- How and Why I Shilled for Draw Something on Japanese TV
- Social Media Scares Off Condaleeza Rice and Hank Paulson from University of Chicago
- How to Win Startup Weekend, and How I’d Change It
- Facebook and Our Brave New World
- Patently Insane, Part One: An Introduction
- Patently Insane, Part Two: Fowl Play and How Writing and Coding Are Similar
- Patently Insane, Part Three: Anatomy of a Patent Troll and Some Conclusions
- Is Bitcoin an Experiment in Anarchy? (June, 2011)
- On Being an Entrepreneur: A Maker’s Manifesto
To view a list of all my posts for Techli, visit my author page on that site.
For almost 9 months a few years back, I took a break from publishing to my blog here at jasondrowley.com. Instead, I published some writing up on Medium. Here’s a selection of some of my better posts there.
- Cloaking the Swarm
- A Few Things I Learned in 2014
- Dangerous And Terrible Startup Ideas You Should Not Try To Do At Home, Part 1
- Podcasts I Have Known and Loved
- That Yo App Is Not As Dumb As You Think (June, 2014)
Interviews & Other Media Mentions
- My Crunchbase News article about VC funding of blockchain companies was mentioned on the May 21, 2018 episode of the Techmeme Ride Home podcast, a personal favorite. The segment begins at roughly 5m40s.
- “Virtual Reality, Already A Reality? [PDF], an interview in PCM, a payments industry trade journal from Payments & Cards Network, in which I discuss the evolution of virtual reality and opportunities for the payments industry in VR/AR. (July, 2016)
- I discussed “The 8 Megabyte Question” and some insider info from the Chinese Bitcoin community on TechCrunch’s Bitcoin podcast. (August 31, 2015)
The Future of Search
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