Austin joined .406 Ventures in 2023 as an analyst to support the investment team.
Before joining .406, Austin completed the first half of his MBA at the Yale School of Management, where he co-founded a company in the healthcare data interoperability space. In building the now-seed-stage business from 0 to 1, Austin learned how to navigate the challenges of implementation and growth in a crowded health data industry.
Prior to that, he was an early hire at a health tech startup called New Amsterdam Genomics, where he oversaw supply chain operations, liaised with providers, and worked closely with the founders to refine the company’s data-driven service. While at Harvard, Austin was part of the five-person student leadership team overseeing 700 employees at Harvard Student Agencies, which is the largest student-run business in the world.
Austin received his BA in Social Studies with a focus in Public Health from Harvard College and expects to complete his MBA at Yale School of Management in 2025.
Austin is a rabid Red Sox fan and couldn't be happier working at a firm built in the image of The Splendid Splinter. He also loves playing the violin.
Willing and itching to help out with anything!
Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri. Not to be confused with Kathryn Reddy’s top pick, The Emperor of All Maladies, though it’s also a favorite.
Fenway Park. My ideal getaway is 9 innings long.
Doesn’t matter, I’ll be asleep within the hour.
Pitchbook (it giveth me more than it taketh away).
The MBTA, warts and all. I lived in a transit desert for one year — never again.
Biking up and down Memorial Drive on sunny summer Sunday afternoons.
Boston. What gave it away?
I used to be an accomplished competitive violinist. The talent gets more and more hidden every day.
KISS — Keep it simple, stupid. Still working on it.
Got plunked by a guy who now pitches for the Arizona Diamondbacks, then got pulled from the game in agonizing pain and never faced him again. Let’s see Teddy Ballgame touch my 1.000 on-base against professional players.
Tried my hand at being a founder during my MBA; was more impressed by other people’s ideas than my own. I decided I wanted to put my weight behind that ingenuity, and .406 gives me a once in a lifetime chance to do that.
My head says Daniel Dae Kim, my heart says Daniel Day Lewis, and my sister says I don’t have the bone structure to warrant either.
Become a doctor of something.
My younger sister. Me, but better in every way.
Rich Homie Kwoun, an homage to a rapper who I’ve literally never heard of outside of this nickname.
A life-sized body pillow of my childhood self. A gag gift, but one that I treasure (and keep out of my Zoom background at all costs).
1970s South Korea. I want to see a commercial metropolis rise from the earth beneath my feet in real time.