John Mannes is an investor at Basis Set Ventures, a $136 million early stage venture capital fund focused on supporting startups using machine learning to address big problems across industries. Prior to Basis Set Ventures, John was a TechCrunch writer covering machine intelligence startups, machine learning research and major AI initiatives from big tech. His work has also been featured in The Washington Post and Education Week.
Previously, John consulted startups and VC associations on development and growth. In 2012, John was elected to a seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education (MD), the nation’s 17th largest school district, where he advocated technology modernization across over 200 schools. For his public service work, John was honored by members of the U.S. Congress.