Amir helped launch The Information in 2013. He spent the previous nine years at the Wall Street Journal reporting on technology, health and criminal justice. He was first to report on Bernie Madoff's arrest and broke major news about his epic fraud. Federal judges have cited his reporting on egregious criminal sentencing. After moving to San Francisco from New York, he broke stories on the exploits of Web giants such as Google, Yahoo, and Twitter. His TV and radio appearances include CNBC, BBC, Fox, and NPR. He graduated from the University of Iowa, which is also his home state. After spending years watching startups be born, he felt compelled to be part of one. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.