i am sam lessin. i work at fin where we are exploring AAI (artificial artificial intellegence) & collaborative data. i am a partner at slow ventures, and intern at the information

i write a column about information and economics called modest proposals about twice a month. If you want you can also read my old writing from 2007-2010.

i am also really enjoying recording a weekly-ish podcast with interesting people called modest conversations


before all this i most recently lead the PP+T product group (people, places, and things) at facebook. before that i ran the 'identity' team, and launched timeline and several privacy projects.

i organized Y+30 originally in brooklyn. i founded drop.io, created little projects like letter.ly, csvemail, and a bunch of other experiments to play with information.


i personally invest in some of my friends' companies when they let me, like venmo, makerbot, birchbox and these i love all things that have to do with skis and kites... and I have a 🦁