Hi, I am a scientist, founder and investor.

  • I work and invest in startups that move atoms and bits. Recent investments include Culdesac, Vial, Benchling, Neuralink, and Freenome. I lead and participate in financings, most often for a company's Series A + B rounds.

  • I cofounded NewLimit with Brian Armstrong to extend human health span by inventing epigenetic reprogramming medicines. We are actively recruiting for scientific team members, come join us!

  • I was a partner at Google Ventures for a decade where we scaled the firm from a $50M fund to a $2.5B fund. My early stage investments at GV included Robinhood (Nasdaq: HOOD), IonQ (Nasdaq: IONQ), Denali (Nasdaq: DNLI), Arcus (Nasdaq: RCUS), Grail (acquired by Illumina), Dapper, Blockchain.com, and Gusto.

  • I used to conduct basic research in stem cell biology and optogenetics.

-Blake Byers