Preethi Kasireddy is an independent blockchain developer. Interestingly, getting to that point was not a straight line trajectory. Growing up in a small town in New Jersey, Preethi talks about a feeling of not belonging, but discovering a love of Math and Physics.
After visiting U.S.C., she decided that was the place for her to study Industrial & Systems Engineering. For someone that enjoys optimizing people, processes and systems…this was ideal.
A job as a Goldman Sachs TMT analyst (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) beckoned and Preethi excelled. When an opportunity to work on the deal team as a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz was offered, she could not refuse. As a colleague once said to me, “Out of the frying pan and into the fire…”.
This was self-described “exhilarating”, filled with new learnings and experiences…Listen as she describes her introduction to the Blockchain and her decision to ultimately leave a16z and dive head first into becoming a full-time developer and blockchain enthusiast.