Hamish McKenzie is the co-founder and COO of Substack, the subscription platform for independent publishers. A writer and former journalist himself, Hamish previously worked in communications for Kik and was lead writer for Tesla. He also worked as a freelance journalist and as a reporter for various publications, including PandoDaily, where he covered startups and technology. Hamish is the author of Insane Mode: How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil. He is based in San Francisco.