Neil is the founder and managing partner of Necessary Ventures, an early-stage VC investing in what the world needs. He primarily focuses on companies using deep technologies and those increasing access to health, education, and opportunity. Since 2014, Neil has invested in 50+ companies, of which 8 have grown to $1B+ valuations and 5 have publicly exited.Neil is also the host of The Operators a podcast highlighting people building and scaling impactful organizations, and an advisor to Upsolve, a bankruptcy nonprofit that has helped eliminate hundreds of millions of dollars of medical debt. He completed his J.D. at Stanford Law School after working on the Affordable Care Act in the US Senate.