“Coach Po” is Managing Director of IndieBio and General Partner at SOSV, the venture firm that backs IndieBio.
Po was a finance and tech journalist covering Silicon Valley for Wired, The New York Times Magazine, and an oped contributor for The Wall Street Journal.
His science journalism has been honored with nine national awards, and he is the author of seven bestselling books that are available in 28 languages worldwide. His work has been cited in 185 academic journals and 503 books.
His background is in Economics. He learned finance at Credit Suisse and consulting at a division of Arthur Andersen. He has significant experience leading complex customer service organizations, building communities, and even communities of like-minded companies. He’s navigated public-private partnerships with many government agencies. Prior to IndieBio he spent four years as a Futurist with Attention Span Media, consulting innovation pipelines and partnering strategy for globally-recognized brands.
Most recently, Po is the co-author of Decoding the World: A Roadmap for the Questioner, published by Twelve Books, a division of the Hachette Publishing Group.
Fun fact: in the 2011 documentary about the early days of venture capital, Something Ventured — Po is the narrator.
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