Sam Kirschner

Director Of Operations at Village Global

Oakland, CA

How does this work?
About

I'm interested in the intersection of data/software, operations, and people, particularly in venture capital. At Village Global I'm helping build a network driven venture capital fund.

Ask me about
Circle
Venture Capital Management Software
pandas python
Work experience
logo

Mar 2021 - Present

Village Global

Director Of Operations

logo

Jun 2019 - Present

Scarf

Advisor

Scarf helps open-source developers get paid and deliver better software. Learn more at Scarf.sh

logo

Apr 2015 - Present

SimpleLab, Inc

Advisor

SimpleWater is a water science and technology company. SimpleWater provides water testing for homes and businesses and recommendations on how to resolve water quality issues. SimpleWater has also created one of the most comprehensive databases on water quality in the US.

logo

Oct 2019 - Mar 2021

Village Global

Head Of Operations

Village Global is a $100M early stage venture capital fund backed by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. Village is not a traditional VC. We’re a network. From how we invest in startups to how we help founders - we operate as a network. When you raise money from Village, you’re not just getting money. You’re getting connected capital.

logo

Oct 2017 - Sep 2019

The House Fund

Head Of Operations

The House Fund is a pre-seed and seed stage venture capital fund investing in Berkeley's top student, faculty, and alumni startups.

logo

Jan 2017 - Oct 2017

Distributed Systems

Data Science

I was a data scientist and software engineer at Distributed Systems, which was acquired by Coinbase.

logo

Mar 2015 - Oct 2017

The House Fund

Advisor

Jun 2015 - Jan 2017

Grand Rounds, Inc.

Data Science

Grand Rounds mission is to help anyone find the best possible medical care for their needs. We do this by offering second opinions on medical conditions from world class physicians and routing patients to the best quality of care that fits their needs. As a data scientist I worked on many problems, often times focused on measuring physician quality or understanding how to best match a patient to a physician. I worked with SQL (MySQL/Postgres/BigQuery), python, AWS, elastic search, and docker among a host of libraries and other tools.

logo

Jan 2013 - May 2014

Free Ventures

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Free Ventures is a student run non-profit incubator program that provides UC Berkeley students with units, funding, space, workshops, mentorship, and business development resources. Our mission is to free students from the constraints that hinder startup exploration while in school, allowing for the pursuit of high-impact ventures. I started and ran the program for it's first year and still act as an advisor to the program. View freeventures.org for more details.

logo

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Autodesk

Software Engineering & Data Science

I worked on a small research team in the cloud computing and infrastructure division studying the use of machine learning in CAD software. In my time I learned different classification techniques, developing in python on top of an AWS EC2 instance paired with S3. The research of my team went on to become the design graph. I also got experience with various 3D printers and CAD software, because it's Autodesk.

Apr 2012 - May 2013

Energy Biosciences Institute

Data Research Assistant

I worked for David Zilberman, helping with math and computer programming on several projects involving agriculture resource economics.

Education

2010 - 2014

University of California, Berkeley

BA, Statistics

Talk to Sam

@ Copyright 2020 OfficeHours Technologies Co.