Hamish McKenzie is an independent journalist, co-founder of subscription publishing start-up Substack, and author of Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil (November 2018). In recent years, he has been the lead writer for Tesla, an advisor to Kik, a tech reporter, and a freelance journalist covering everything from the World Beard and Moustache Championships to the world's most comprehensive face transplant.

Hamish's work has appeared in a wide range of international publications. His interview subjects have included Sting, John Cleese, Robert Smith, Bret McKenzie, Billy Corgan, Wayne Coyne, Ndaba Mandela, and Cory Booker, among many others.

He is a New Zealander who lives in San Francisco.