Banister, Cyan

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Banister, Cyan Gender: F
Cyan Callihan
born on 17 May 1977 at 00:15 (= 12:15 AM )
Place Tucson, Arizona, 32n13, 110w56
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 26°16' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°24 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 08°20'

Cyan Banister (at TechCrunch50, 2008)
photo: Andrew Mager, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American angel investor and entrepreneur who grew up in Arizona in a family of artists. An early investor in Uber, Niantic, Postmates, DeepMind, Affirm, and SpaceX, she co-founded Zivity, an adult-themed social networking site. Banister is also the first woman investing partner at the venture capital Founders Fund, where she leads seed and early-stage investments such as HQ Trivia and Naked Labs.

At the age of 15 she experienced homelessness and dropped out of high school. From living on the streets she became a venture capitalist, crediting her success to incrementalism, capitalism, individualism, mentorship, and endless curiosity.

She lives with her husband Scott Banister in San Francisco. She identifies as a socially liberal libertarian, and came out in 2016 as genderqueer.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth notice, Tucson Daily Citizen (Tucson, Arizona), 21 May 1977, page 14, surname given as Callahan.


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Lifestyle : Home : Homeless more than 2 mo. (At age 15)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Other Sexual (Genderqueer)
  • Vocation : Business : Banker/ Financier (Investor)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur