Dara Oke

At the core of my work is the belief in creating products and experiences that are globally aware and increase our sense of connectedness.

I’m currently spending my days advising on product and working in venture capital to support early-stage companies. In my evenings, I’m finding ways to tell stories celebrating culture and identity. On weekends, I shoot stills and film.

I’ve spent the last two years living across Africa, specifically Nigeria, South Africa and Senegal. Before that, I called Seattle home and grew up in the eccentric town that is Austin, Texas.

I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work in Product and Engineering at Microsoft, Twitter, Intel and a few startups. Prior, I attended the University of Texas at Austin where I studied Computer Science, with minors in Mathematics and African/African Diaspora Studies.