Hello, I’m Muhan Zhang and I’m an angel investor in over twenty startups with angel investors including Jason Calacanis, Mark Cuban, and Elon Musk and venture capital firms Y-Combinator, Andreesseen Horowitz, and Sequoia Capital.
Professionally, I was formerly employee one and Chief Operating Officer on Andrew Yang’s 2020 presidential campaign: Yang2020. During my time on the campaign, I lead major business functions from technology and finance to legal compliance and operations management. From 2017 to 2020, the campaign grew from $120k in 2017 to $40 million in lifetime donations from 400k Americans, with a full-time staff of 250+ in five states. I am currently writing a series about that experience on Medium. Due Notice: I am no longer officially affiliated with any Andrew Yang enterprise.
Prior to Yang2020, I was a Venture for America 2015 fellow in Miami, FL, where I worked in software engineering and innovation management in high-growth startups. Starting in 2017, I started investing in startups as an un-accredited investor (read: I have less than $1MM in net worth) and have shared my deal memos here. This passion project has grown beyond my wildest dreams, leading me now to running the Startup Investing for All premium newsletter and investment community. I publish 3x a week, for the public, free subscribers, and paid subscribers.
Outside of startups and venture, I also like thinking about the transferability of these concepts to other domains of life. While I think a lot about money: understanding how we make it, spend it, finance and invest it — I’m most fascinated in how we relate to it.
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What I’m Doing Now
I am writing a series on Medium about my experience starting, operating, and concluding the Yang2020 campaign in New York, NY.
I'm currently listening to Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull as an audiobook.