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Harvard University, MS 2008
Economics, Development
Michigan, BS 1995

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Semil Shah

Semil Shah

I am currently working on a few project: (1) product marketing and distribution for Swell; (2) working in venture capital and currently an investor in Developer Auction, Paddle8, Instacart, Hashicorp, Exitround, HelloFax/HelloSign, and a few more to be announced soon; (3) have been a long-time columnist for TechCrunch; and (4) am building Haywire Media as my blog and video forum.

Previously, I spent six (6) months in 2012 as an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm investing in software startups for consumers and the enterprise, as well as in cloud technologies and infrastructure. Prior to this, I’ve held operational roles at Votizen and Rexly (acquired by Live Nation) and have also been an Official Columnist at TechCrunch since January 2011, where I write a weekly column on Sundays (“Iterations”) and run a weekly television show on Thursdays (“In the Studio),” where I host founders, operators, and seed-stage and venture capital investors in the TechCrunch TV Studios. I have written extensively on the forces changing high-technology venture capital, how the industry is transforming, and consumer-facing and enterprise IT technologies. For more information, please visit:

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Last Guide 4/2014Seed$2.1M17
Gliph 1/2014Seed$25k1
Highlight 12/2013Venture Round$4M6



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Added: 12/30/12


  1. Last raises 2.1M ( [edit]
  2. Citation Needed [add]
  3. Highlight Raises $4 Million From DFJ, Releases Version 2.0 Of Its Location-Based Social Networking App ( [edit]
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