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.
Current Representative Personal Investment/Advisories: Pathway Genomics, Mode Media, FLYR, UpCounsel, CareLinx, Crossfader, RockYou, The Ladders, Altitude Co., Cuipo, and Saffron.
Representative Exists: Kanvas (acquired by AOL); Kayak (IPO & acquired by Priceline); Chegg (IPO), Loopt (acquired by GreenDot); PayDivvy (acquired by Higher One)
|Apr, 2016||Altitude||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2016||FLYR||$500k / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2015||Crossfader||undisclosed amount / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2015||FLYR||$4.84M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2014||Kanvas Labs||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2014||FLYR||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2013||UpCounsel||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2013||Crossfader||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2013||Kanvas Labs||undisclosed amount / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2012||RockYou||$1.21M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2012||CareLinx||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2012||Sonar.me||$200k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2011||Cuipo||$2.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2010||PayDivvy||$1.04M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2010||TekTrak||$600k / Angel||Personal Investment|
BS, Business Administration at the Marshall School of Business