John Garry was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has grown up across the central United States. He is an investor and writer. After graduating from Notre Dame in 2014 with degrees in history and finance, he joined the University's Investment Office. It was during this time that he came into contact with frameworks for long-duration investing, cryptoeconomics, and community capitalism. Coupled with his experience at High Alpha, a venture studio supporting founders from idea to Series A, these periods gave rise to an investment style that defines his current practice as a partner at Garry Elevator.