An Vu is a man of many interests and no particular talents.
Currently working on...✱ Verci to redefine young adulthood + enable more young people to “drop out” and chase dreams they actually care about
✱ Halldale Talent to build tomorrow’s culture machines
✱ Stability AI to democratize the future of AI
his past includes:
✱ experimental software engineer and designer at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (Mars 2020 mission)
✱ founded a 10 person startup open source note taking app called Logseq, raised $4.1m from a16z, Craft, USV, Matrix, Patrick Collison, Tobi Lutke + more
✱ built a 100 person non profit in high school to equalize access to opportunity by giving thousands of low income students free tutoring
✱ studied computer science + neuroscience + economics + media studies @ Northeastern... but dropped out :/
his present (continued):
✱ Building Verci - a community for non conventional 18-26 year olds to allow them to chase the culture, media, and tech dreams they truly care about - a new social institution: stanford x soho house 2.0
✱ Building the brands and holistic lives of tomorrow’s culture + tastemakers via Halldale Talent - the pgLang of digital talent agencies.
✱ Special Projects at Stability AI (who created Stable Diffusion + associated acts include Eleuther, LAION, and the top open source AI labs)
✱ Luxury Hospitality development and financing
✱ VC + angel investing into all his smartest buddies
✱ Diddling around with Shopify and FBA with friends <3
✱ trying his very best to maintain sanity, clear skin, and his dumb youth... he turns 23 years 👴🏻 OLD this year and his joints are already failing him...
his future includes:
making elon musk look like a child.
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