Going Down in History

I believe in speaking things into existence and maximizing serendipity. Here are my career goals.


To Make Moonshots

My book (https://www.amazon.com/Making-Moonshots-Rahul-Rana/dp/163676620X) serves as my guiding principles, now I will put it in action throughout the deeptech ecosystem.

  • VC: Become a deeptech venture capital investor, where my primary thesis will be investing in space, life sciences, climate, and breakthrough companies that progress science & our national interests.
    • Be a full-stack investor: pre-seed/commercialization to growth stages
    • Sourcing, evaluating, due diligence
    • Picking winners + Convincing them
    • Helping companies after the fact
  • Startups: Incubate as many moonshot startups as possible. I will be a venture investor + builder.
    • Currently: startups within Arcadia Science; HollywoodDAO
    • Past, yet still active: drug discovery from non-model organisms
  • Academia: Improve the infrastructure, incentives, and attitude around science & commercialize research from lab to market. Also to rebuild Bell Labs or make a new one—it's the reason I ever became interested in deeptech.
    • Currently: building Arcadia Science
  • Entertainment + media: Be the bridge between science fiction and science fact in a way that inspires the masses and galvanizes the general public. I want to create movies, immersive experiences, theme parks, and more.
    • Currently building in the film/web3 intersection
  • Government: Be in a position of influence where I can enact policies that will solve big problems in the world.
    • Things like climate change, homelessness, etc. are all policy failures
    • Yes, I know I sound naive in saying that but we all gotta start somewhere