Hi, I'm Yan-David

Friends call me Yanda. You can too.

What I'm up to

I'm a General Partner at Coatue where I run the enterprise software investing practice for our early stage venture fund (Seed through Series B).
I led Coatue's investments in Weights & Biases, Impira, Infinitus, Fin, Bonjour, Abacus, and Covariant.
I invest across the enterprise software stack but particularly like hanging out with founders working in AI/ML (both dev tools & business solutions), tools for engineers, and tools for the GTM stack (sales, CX, support, etc.)

What I've done

I founded four venture-backed B2B companies, including ChoiceVendor (acquired by LinkedIn) and Parsable.
Before becoming a VC, I was an active angel investor, including in Thumbtack and MasterClass.
I helped start MuckerLab, LA's premier venture accelerator.
I started my career at Google and Microsoft.
I studied Computer Science and still write code on nights & weekends.

Where to find me

The best way is to follow me on Twitter.
I occasionally blog on Medium.
You can find me on LinkedIn as well.

Tools for founders

I love building and helping founders. The combo has yielded the below tools:
A cap table simulator.
A blogpost with an associated spreadsheet on how to help employees think through the value of their equity.
Every conversation is a negotiation. I highly recommend reading this book and made a cheat-sheet you can carry into your negotiations.