I build companies. I enjoy learning, writing, and playing poker.

I was born in China. (Chinese translation of this page) And I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area as a first generation immigrant.

Given my middle-class upbringing, I chose a very safe, very traditional way to start my career – at Goldman Sachs. (More context in: The privilege to take a risk)

Afterwards, I worked for 3 years at a hedge fund. And I moved to Boston in 2016 to pursue an MBA at MIT Sloan. While at MIT, I co-founded DeepBench, which connects customers with experts on any topic in any industry. DeepBench was sold in 2024

I now live in San Francisco and I’m working on a couple of projects:

  1. Bueno.fm – we build technology solutions for our customers and launch ventures together with those customers
  2. The Clean Infrastructure Fund (TCIF) – venture debt fund focused on the clean infrastructure space

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The best way to reach me is by emailing: yz@yishizuo.com