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


I'm Athena, student at Harvard and former investor at 8VC. I've spent a lot of time working at the intersection of government and startups. I've 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've 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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