Clay works on writing, editorial, and research projects at 8VC. His work is multidisciplinary, ranging from diligence on specific industries and macroeconomic forecasting to humanistic pursuits in history, politics, and ethical philosophy. He works on exploring the relationship between the microcosm of Silicon Valley and the wider social landscapes of culture, government, and markets. Prior to joining 8VC, Clay completed a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major at Claremont McKenna, where he specialized in population ethics and Baruch Spinoza. His particular interests include the history of finance, evolutionary biology, and contemporary political theory.