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Joe Lonsdale

Joe Lonsdale

Joe Lonsdale is an American entrepreneur and technology investor; he founded Palantir, Addepar, OpenGov and other companies, and is a Partner at 8VC, his venture capital fund. Along with friends and colleagues, he is building the Cicero Institute to help policymakers and entrepreneurs work together on society’s challenges.

Tayler Lonsdale

Tayler Lonsdale

Tayler Lonsdale is Co-founder & Board Director at Esper, a regulatory technology company powering proactive and productive public administration. She is also an Advisor at Medal and on the Board of Directors at Argive. Previously, she worked with New Oriental co-founder, Xu Xiaoping, to build Zhen Fund, now a leading early stage investment group in China. From 2014-2015 she led Palantir's largest healthcare customer deployment, where she oversaw software development for population health and provider network management. She is a graduate of Stanford University where she received a B.A. in Human Biology and M.S. in Management Science and Engineering. Tayler is also a member of P.E.O., a nationwide philanthropic organization that raises scholarships for women’s higher education.

Clay Spence

Clay Spence

Clay Spence is the Philosopher-in-Residence at 8VC and an advisor of the Cicero Institute. Clay works on writing and research projects ranging from topics in political philosophy to macroeconomic forecasting and policy questions. His focus areas include healthcare, education, criminal justice, transportation, housing, and regulatory reform. Prior to joining 8VC, Clay completed a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major at Claremont McKenna, where he specialized in population ethics and early modern philosophy. Clay is principally interested in the vertex of capitalism, liberalism, and democracy.

Judge Glock

Judge Glock

Judge Glock was formerly a visiting professor at the Department of Economics at West Virginia University. He received his Ph.D. in History with a focus on economic history from Rutgers University. Among other places, Judge's academic writing has been featured in the Business History Review, Review of Banking and Financial Law, and Tax Notes, and his public writing has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Politico. Judge focuses his research on the areas of regulation, financial reform, and housing policy.

Henry Hoglund

Henry Hoglund

Henry is a policy advisor to the Cicero Institute. He works on policy mapping, writing, and research projects for Joe. Prior to joining the Cicero Institute, he worked for Greenberg Research directing workflow and overseeing research projects for various clients spanning 7 countries. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Political Science with in both the College and the Department, with a focus on American institutions

Connor McCarthy

Connor McCarthy

Connor works directly with Joe Lonsdale and portfolio companies to coordinate and advance policy efforts. Prior to 8VC, Connor was a partner on the market development team at Andreessen Horowitz where he worked on proactive deal sourcing for prospective investments and go-to-market strategy for portfolio companies. He previously worked on product and sales at GiveCampus, a Y-Combinator backed company that builds technology for charitable giving. He also worked as a research assistant at Capitol Counsel, where he supported partners on healthcare and tax policy work. Connor received an AB with Honors in Philosophy and a minor in African-American Studies from Georgetown University.

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Advisors

Maleka Momand

Maleka Momand

Maleka Momand is the CEO and Co-Founder of Esper, a technology platform for government regulatory processes. Prior to Esper, she served as President of Argive, a Silicon Valley non-profit dedicated to regulatory transparency and administrative research. She holds a degree in political science from the University of Central Arkansas and calls Austin, Texas home.

Shlomo Klapper

Shlomo Klapper

Shlomo Klapper is a J.D. Candidate at the Yale Law School in the Class of 2020. Before law school, he worked as a behavioral researcher in Dan Ariely’s lab at Duke University, at Palantir in both the Commercial and Government sectors, and as a speechwriter for Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations. Shlomo graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania.