Paul Capestany

Ex-neuroscience researcher turned techie. Obsessive optimizer. Enjoys good beer.

Goodbye Baltimore. Hello San Francisco.

25 Jun 2011

I came to Baltimore 10 years ago to study neuroscience at Johns Hopkins. It was only shortly after graduating that I started to realize just how slow the pace of academic research was—between waiting for experiments in the lab I began craving to work on something that was faster-paced, yet still had the potential to make a big impact. Eventually I decided to do a 180° and threw myself into the tech world, founding a web startup with a professor and a college buddy who’d also stayed in Charm City.

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