athena kan
lover of scooters, efficient government, and ice cream


I'm Athena, Harvard computer science graduate and former investor at 8VC. Right now, I'm building a company to help improve access to opportunity.

Over the last few years, I've spent a lot of time working at the intersection of government and startups. I started Coding it Forward, backed by Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative and Knight Foundation to bring technical talent into federal government agencies. We've landed multiple federal government agency contracts and placed 50 technical people into government roles.

I also built software for Uber's self-driving car team, City of Boston, VA/US Digital Service, and I've also been Managing Partner at First Round's Dorm Room Fund.

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