My name is Jacqueline Garavente and I’m excited to introduce myself as one of two new analysts joining the investment team here at USV.
Prior to this, I worked in the AI sector at IBM Watson and a few years later went to a startup, Dataminr, where I applied open source data to study complex criminal networks (if you ever want to talk ISIS and cartels on Twitter, I’m your lady). I wound up at USV through a confluence of luck and powerful network effects. AKA, I saw a retweet that USV was searching for a new analyst and dashed to apply at 10 pm when applications were due at midnight.
I feel privileged to join this team at a time when technology continually diminishes our preconceived notions of what constitutes an “insurmountable problem.” I am most captivated by the innovations in artificial intelligence (NLP, Machine Learning) and decentralized networks.
In my spare time I like to think about govtech, economic development, networks and where to find the best bagels in NYC. I like to read at least one new book per week and I’m looking forward to soliciting book recommendations from a new network!
I also look forward to chatting with all of you. Please feel free to reach out @jacqgaravente or jacqueline at usv.com