D.A. Wallach

D.A. Wallach is a recording artist, songwriter, investor, and essayist who Kanye West and Pharrell Williams discovered while he was an undergraduate at Harvard College.


He has been featured in GQRolling StoneVogue, and numerous other publications, and has toured with N*E*R*DLady Gaga, and Weezer. D.A. has also performed on TV shows, including Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

As one-half of Chester French, D.A. has released three full-length albums and has written and performed on records with Janelle MonaeRick RossDiddy, and many others. In 2015, he released his solo debut for Capitol RecordsTime Machine.

Beyond music, D.A. invests in and advises several start-up technology companies, including SpaceXDoctor On DemandRipple LabsDAQRI, and Spotify, where he was the official Artist in Residence. Forbes selected D.A. as one of its 30 Under 30 and Fast Company named him one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2015, he launched Inevitable Ventures, an investment partnership with multi-billionaire Ron Burkle that supports radical entrepreneurs in areas ranging from healthcare to labor.

In 2016, D.A. made his feature film debut in La La Land, which won a record number of Golden Globe Awards and received 14 Academy Award nominations, making it one of the 3 most nominated films in history. He frequently publishes essays on media, technology, and philosophy on his personal website and on Medium.