Preethi Kasireddy’s career has taken her from finance and venture capital to software engineering to her most recent initiative: a blockchain-based social media network. She is the founder and CEO of TruStory, a company with a goal of making the internet a more open-minded place to be and foster transparency and humility in online discussion. The social media network encourages productive debates and rewards users with token incentives for the strengths and their ability to be open to opposing arguments.
Before founding TruStory, Preethi worked as a blockchain, smart contract and software engineer in a variety of settings, including Coinbase. For a couple years, she was a partner at Andreessen Horowitz and was involved in investments for Buzzfeed and Stack Exchange. Preethi has also held positions with Goldman Sachs, Panavision and Abbott Laboratories.
Preethi received a bachelor’s in industrial and systems engineering at the University of Southern California and completed the Hack Reactor immersive software engineering programme.Tags: blockchain, engineering, Investment and Funding, social media, software, Women in Tech, Women in VC