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 (2018). In recent years, he has been the lead writer for Tesla, an advisor to Kik, a reporter for the tech news site PandoDaily, 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, including Reuters, the Guardian, the South China Morning Post, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, CNN.com, TechCrunch, and the New Zealand Listener, and he was a senior editor who helped launch Time Out Hong Kong. His interview subjects have included Sting, John Cleese, Robert Smith, Bret McKenzie, Billy Corgan, Wayne Coyne, Ndaba Mandela, and Cory Booker, among many others.

Hamish is a New Zealander who lives in San Francisco.