I’m learning that life isn't a linear path, but instead seems like a
repeated series of experiments. I started my career in the finance industry and quickly
pivoted to the end-of-life business where I now work as a Product
at ClearEstate. I'm also
growing a newsletter called Earthlings. We cover the founders and businesses building a more
resilient future for humanity.
Death is a topic that makes most of us feel uncomfortable, right? We don’t like to think about death, let
alone talk about it. I’m a Product Manager at ClearEstate - which means
my days are spent understanding
the unnecessarily painful process of settling a loved ones estate (i.e.,
everything they’ve left behind
when they die). It’s a horribly complex legal process. Families trying to grieve a loss don’t deserve
hundreds of hours of paperwork and government bureaucracy.
This might seem crazy, but ClearEstate’s goal is to find a way to work with public authorities, industry
players, and estate professionals to automate the demanding 16-18 month
responsibility of being named an
Executor of a loved one’s estate while maintaining human guidance and
empathy. We want families to
grieve in peace.
We also want to shed light on the costs of not properly planning for your death. A well-planned estate
means you can preserve your legacy and dictate your Will even when you’re
gone. ClearEstate offers this
Before making the leap into the end-of-life startup world, I worked at TD Securities as a Global
Counterparty Credit Analyst for precisely 365 days. In non-finance terms,
my title meant I analyzed the
business’ exposure to trading counterparties. I ensured my analysis was robust enough to recommend
cutting credit exposure to companies like Silicon Valley Bank, Credit Suisse, and Evergrande before they
go bust. I learned a ton about assessing the credit risk of public financial institutions and maintained
the brand of “working at a bank” which was the epitome of stability, success, and wealth accumulation in
my parents generation.
Some folks find it exhilarating to navigate archaic internal processes, leverage bureaucratic red tape,
and revel in the toxic political gossip of the day. That game wasn’t for me.
Enter: the chaotic market opportunity of building products in the end-of-life
On the side, I am growing a newsletter called Earthlings. We cover the business of space and deep tech, 5 minutes
every day. We are trying to
build a community of humans curious to understand the booming deep
tech economy and our universe.
The blog you're reading right now is the end-product of what you'll be able to build after finishing this tutorial. Meta right? The blog app is built with a Node.js (Express) backend and an EJS frontend.
July 2, 2022
I love coffee — probably a little too much. Large D2C players like Nespresso, Keurig, and Nestle seem to have taken over our countertops — and our appreciation for good coffee.
Mar 4, 2022
Netflix Original Series, Drive to Survive kindled a new generation of Formula 1 fandom across North America. This piece dives deep into F1 data to see what factors affect performance.
Nov 30, 2021
If you had told me last year I would wake up every morning to grapple sweaty dudes just to get arm-barred, strangled, and leg-locked, I would’ve had a hearty chuckle. But here I am.
Apr 14, 2022
The Righteous Mind
The Huberman Lab Podcast
The Coddling of the American Mind
The Lex Fridman Podcast
My First Million Podcast
Blood and Oil
Project Hail Mary
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