Gene Yoon has been a tech product leader, founder, startup executive, venture capitalist, and leveraged buyout lawyer. At Google, he led product development for systems that protected online advertising. He has served as an executive leader at startups Linden Lab, Honeycomb, and Airespace, and worked in law and legislation at Kirkland & Ellis and the New Jersey Senate Majority Office. Gene received an AB in Politics from Princeton and JD from New York University Law School. Gene lives in Lake County, California, where he leads his Firewise community fire safety group while working on local entrepreneurship and his permaculture ranch. He and his partner Jessica have four children.