Hello there! Thank you for visiting my internet city — the place where I share my ideas.

Quick Bio

I am a researcher at Career Karma, focused on coding bootcamps and Income Share Agreements. I am also an EIR at On Deck, focused on ISAs.

I write daily essays here.

My weekly newsletter is called “Coffee with James”. Subscribe here.

I live in the United Kingdom.

I am a Stoic and spend my spare time learning about how to become a better person.

Favorite band: The Revivalists

Favorite writer: James Clear

Favorite book: Atomic Habits by James Clear

I wrote a book: “Life Capital: Analyzing Equity Investing in People

I am an Emergent Ventures Fellow, and my work is supported by Tyler Cowen and the Mercatus Center at GMU.

About Me

I spend most of my time thinking about how we can fix higher education financing. My work revolves around exploring student debt, coding bootcamps, Income Share Agreements, and other economic arrangements that can help democratize access to capital for college and further education. I believe that if we can solve higher education financing, we can empower a new generation of people to attend college, and ensure that college is open to anyone who has the ability to thrive in higher education.

I spend time writing about higher education, talking about higher education, and have done a few interviews based on my work. In addition to my research, I am also a Pioneer, and am supported by the Pioneer team in my work. I am also a publicly traded person, where I sell shares in myself and allow people to vote on decisions in my life.

Starter Essays

If you are new to my work, I have made a list to provide you with an introduction to some of my best writing for new readers.




Why I am Not Going to College

The Rise of the Microgrant

Reach Out to Me

You can find me actively Tweeting on Twitter. If you’d like to message me, DM me on Twitter. If you have a more formal request, email me at jamesg@jamesg.app.

I am also open to consulting on Income Share Agreements. You can read more about my consulting here.

I am open to discussing potential collaboration opportunities, as well. Email me at the address above if you want to chat about a project.