I'm Patrick McKenzie. Your engineering team knows me as patio11.
The broad through line of my work is systems thinking applied to businesses. I'm best known for being at the intersection of marketing and engineering, especially in SaaS businesses. I think the social organization of the Internet and its impact on the world are underestimated by almost everyone, including Silicon Valley. My weird hobbies include writing about financial infrastructure, cryptocurrency skepticism, and running national shadow vaccination information infrastructure. (The pandemic has been weird for everyone, right?)
My self-assigned score is median value created for software people (engineers & entrepreneurs, principally) times number of software people impacted. Most is due to telling engineers to Charge More™ and accelerating software startups through my public work. I love talking to software people.
I am a tiny angel investor. I've lived my entire adult life in Japan.
These days I’m working at Stripe, mostly on accelerating startups. Opinions expressed on this site are my own.
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I spent about ten years running small software companies.