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68 Investments in 64 Companies
Born:
January, 1977
Gender:
Male
Location:
Menlo Park
Website:
http://blog.semilshah.com/
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Semil Shah invests in technology startups. He's also a Venture Partner to GGV Capital. He manages three funds called Haystack, which is proud to be an early investors in over 70 companies, such as Instacart, DoorDash, Hired, Coin, Navdy, Managed By Q, and many others. In the past, he's been a formal consultant to a handful of VC firms including General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Trinity Ventures, Bullpen Capital, and GGV Capital.

Shah is also a public speaker, an official contributor to TechCrunch, and TV show host for “In The Studio.” He also writes for Haywire and produces interviews to be aired on iTunes. Before moving to the Valley in 2010, Shah helped start a life sciences company (MegaCell Therapeutics) in Boston, wrote for Harvard Business Review, and worked for Harvard University and a non-profit organization. He was also employed as a cook at Bi-Rite Market and professional bartender in New York City.

Jobs (5)

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General Partner

Mar 1, 2013 - Current   (over 3 years)
Past
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2013
Aug 6, 2014
Product Marketing & Distribution
2011
Apr 1, 2014
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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2016undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2016undisclosed amount / VenturePersonal Investment
Apr, 2016$1.9M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2016$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2016$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2016$2.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2016undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2016$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2016$775k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2016$8M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2015undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$2.9M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015undisclosed amount / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$7M / VenturePersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$6M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$15M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$8.8M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2015$5M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2015$2.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$1.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2015$9.6M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$700k / Venture (Lead)Personal Investment
Feb, 2015$20M / Series BPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$7.57M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$5M / Series BPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$7.8M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015$7M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2014$10.18M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2014undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Dec, 2014$120k / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2014$1.65M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2014$7M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$5.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$2M / VenturePersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$6.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2014$2.3M / SeedPersonal Investment

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