Sam is a partner on the investing team at a16z crypto. Prior to joining a16z, Sam was a software engineer at Microsoft where he was on the founding team of the Fluid Framework and Microsoft Loop. Sam also attended MIT Sloan where he led the Sloan Blockchain Club, directed Sloan’s first AI Summit, and won MIT’s Patrick J. McGovern award for creating an entrepreneurial community. Sam loves to tinker with open source software, cook, and play basketball in his free time.