Thomson Van Nguyen
Startup Investor (Portfolio)

Obsolete: I'm sad to say that I won't have time to update this site as often as I'd like anymore.

I was previously the founder and CEO of Nearside, where we built financial products for small businesses. We were acquired in 2022. Before that I was at Square Capital, where I headed up the Data Science team. Before that, I was the founder and CEO at Framed Data, where we fixed user churn problems for companies who couldn't afford a data scientist. We were acquired by Square in 2016.

I was a visiting scholar at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York Univerisity, with Bud Mishra on various things.

Before that I was at Cambridge, and before that, I was at Cal.

Once upon a time, I

Met the (then) Prince of Wales and told him the US was going to win against England in a friendly football match. (We didn't.)

Hosted "Crunk Ain't Dead," two hours of hip-hop and R&B on CUR1350 (now CamFM).

Was a proud member (and General Manager) of the OCF. We made some mosaics of our time there. Advice for future GMs: Don't buy sodas!