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University of Southern California (USC), BS
Business Administration

Current Financial Organizations

Senior Portfolio Manager & Vice President

Former Financial Organizations

Portfolio Manager & Vice President

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Shawn V. Gruver

Shawn V. Gruver is a true American Angel Investor. Shawn has been seeking out promising companies for over 13 years to invest during their early and growth stages that show innovative and scalable business models. Shawn supports talented entrepreneurs building visionary businesses by investing social capital and tapping into his global network of relationships to provide investor introductions, talent hiring, business development, client introductions and marketing support. His goal is to help the companies that he works with whenever and wherever it makes sense.

Shawn graduated from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California with a BS in Business Administration, Financial Markets Emphasis.

Current Representative Personal Investment/Advisories: Chegg, Pathway Genomics, Glam Media, DJZ, Kanvas, The Ladders, Digital Chocolate, UpCounsel, LivnGiv, RockYou, CareLinx, Cuipo, Hubskip, Saffron and KonaRed.

Representative Exists: Kayak (IPO & acquired by Priceline); Loopt (acquired by GreenDot); PayDivvy (acquired by Higher One)

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Kanvas Labs 2/2014Seed$1M8
UpCounsel 10/2013Seed$1.5M6
DJZ 3/2013Seed$2M2
Kanvas Labs 2/2013Angel2
Flyr 2013Seed2
RockYou 10/2012Venture Round$1.21M3
CareLinx 4/2012Seed$1.5M1 1/2012Seed$200k2
Cuipo 12/2011Seed$2.5M4
PayDivvy 12/2010Seed$1.04M1
TekTrak 11/2010Series A10



  1. Tracks Rebrands As Kanvas, Recaps And Raises Another $1 Million In Seed Funding ( [edit]
  2. Online Attorney Marketplace UpCounsel Raises $1.5 Million, Opens Its Patent Practice To All ( [edit]
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  4. Tracks Pivots From Photo Sharing To Social Self-Expression With The Launch Of Its New Kanvas App ( [edit]
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  6. VC Funding: Q4 2012 [edit]
  7. Home Care Crowdsourcing Startup CareLinx Raises $1.5 Million in Funding ( [edit]
  8. Sonar tells you why the people around you matter ( [edit]
  9. Shopping for your own piece of the rainforest ( [edit]
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  11. iPhone Tracking Service Provider TekTrak Locates Seed Funding ( [edit]
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