Lars Rasmussen is a technology angel investor and early-stage startup advisor based in Athens, Greece. Lars holds a Ph.D. in theoretical computer science from UC Berkeley in California. In 2004, Lars and his brother Jens sold their mapping startup Where 2 Tech to Google. Lars became the lead engineer on the team that created Google Maps from Where 2’s technology. Lars was next a director of engineering at Facebook in Menlo Park and London. His favorite investments include Canva, Astranis, Chiaro, Neara, and Weav Music which he also co-founded. In his copious spare time, he enjoys boating the Greek Islands, kite surfing, and coffee.