Jeff Hammerbacher — From data science to biomedicine


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Jeff talks about building Facebook's early data team, founding Cloudera, and transitioning into biomedicine with Hammer Lab and Related Sciences.

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Jeff Hammerbacher is a scientist, software developer, entrepreneur, and investor. Jeff's current work focuses on drug discovery at Related Sciences, a biotech venture creation firm that he co-founded in 2020.

Prior to his work at Related Sciences, Jeff was the Principal Investigator of Hammer Lab, a founder and the Chief Scientist of Cloudera, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel, and the manager of the Data team at Facebook.


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0:00 Sneak peek, intro

1:13 The start of Facebook's data science team

6:53 Facebook's early tech stack

14:20 Early growth strategies at Facebook

17:37 The origin story of Cloudera

24:51 Cloudera's success, in retrospect

31:05 Jeff's transition into biomedicine

38:38 Immune checkpoint blockade in cancer therapy

48:55 Data and techniques for biomedicine

53:00 Why Jeff created Related Sciences

56:32 Outro

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