Semil is an investor and writer based out of Silicon Valley. He created and invests out of a fund called Haystack, which is an early investor in over 70 companies, including Instacart, DoorDash, Hired, and Managed By Q. Semil is also venture advisor to GGV Capital, and serves on the Advisory Boards of StrictlyVC and The Alpha Network.

Semil worked on mobile products, marketing, and distribution for Swell, built by (acquired by Apple), and also worked in operations at Rexly (acquired by Live Nation) and Votizen (acquired by Causes). He was a consultant to IFTTT on their mobile apps and platform, and was an EIR for six months with Javelin Venture Partners in San Francisco.

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