Hello From a New Analyst

Hi all!

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