Hey there,

Welcome to Digital Native! I’m Rex. By day, I work as an investor at Index Ventures and by night, I write about tech and startups. Every Wednesday morning, you’ll get a piece straight to your inbox.


What to Expect:

I’m fascinated by how people connect and create online. Each week, I write about this intersection of people and technology.

Below is some recent writing so that you can get a taste of what to expect.


The Creator Economy

πŸ€” What People Misunderstand About The Creator Economy

πŸ”¨ The Building Blocks of Tech

πŸ“Ή An Interview with OnlyFans Creator Jasmine Rice

πŸ€‘ Creator IPOs

🀳 The Evolution of Influencers

🎨 Digital Art, Crypto, & the Metaverse

πŸ“Έ The Business of Fame: 1920 - 2020


Internet Culture

🧱 Memes and the Atomic Units of Culture

πŸ’„ The Rejection of Internet Perfection

🌍 We’re All Social Distancing on the Internet Too

πŸ’° How to Monetize Culture

🧬 The Evolution of Social Media

🎧. The Opportunity in Social Audio

πŸ’ƒ Gen Z Behaviors

πŸ“Ί The Splintering of Media


The Social Impact of Technology

πŸ›οΈ The Memeification of American Capitalism

πŸ€– The Age of Automation

πŸ’» The Three Stages of the Future of Work

🌐 Virtual Worlds and Virtual Economies

🌱 Impact Investing and Venture Capital

πŸ’‘ How Tech Is Broadening Access

🍎 How Technology and COVID-19 Are Transforming Education