ISSUE – Oct. 12 | The Venture Capitalist Who is Both a Man and a Woman

Cyan Banister always thought there was something wrong with her. She never felt entirely like a girl. Five years ago, she finally figured out why. Cyan Banister is an accomplished angel investor who, along with her husband, won TechCrunch’s Angel of the Year award last spring for prescient bets on SpaceX, Uber, and DeepMind Technologies. Earlier this year, Banister joined Founders Fund as its first female investing partner. She’s a self-taught engineer who held several management roles at IronPort, the security startup that sold to Cisco for $850 million in 2007. Later that year, she started a photography platform company called Zivity. Banister is also genderqueer. [ Backchannel ]