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Taylor Clauson

Founder & Managing Partner

I started Abstraction Capital after a few years of teaching myself how to code. To be clear, no one is going to hire me as a developer, but I realized over the years that the plumbing behind software is both exciting and full of opportunity.

Prior to Abstraction, I spent 7 years at a Kansas City based firm called OpenAir Equity Partners, investing in and building IoT and data companies. My career includes time spent in economic development and a stint at a cleantech startup; I was lucky enough to be in Class 23 of the Kauffman Fellows Program.

I love to read, learn new things, and be outdoors.