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David Shen

David Shen

Mr. David Shen serves as President at David Shen Ventures. He was an Advisor of Distribute. He is a mentor and strategist to internet, tech and mobile startups with a focus on product/UX strategy and development. His investments have included Mayvenn, Tripping, Lawn Love and Sourceeasy. He joined LaunchCapital in 2011 and has been an angel investor since 2006. He started at Yahoo when there were 10 employees and he built and ran User Experience and Design for almost 9 years, growing it from one person to over 120. He began his career at Apple, where he designed and shipped Apple's first ergonomic keyboard, first digital camera and first 17-inch multimedia monitor. After Apple, he worked at frog design where he worked on a toaster for Sunbeam and Packard Bell computers. He has a MS degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and BS in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

David Shen Investments (17)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Poncho 28-Apr-2016 Seed Round 000 Application Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
0000000 11-May-2015 00000 00000 0000 Personal Products Generating Revenue 00000 0000
0000000000 09-Dec-2014 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Bankruptcy: Liquidation 00000 0000
00000000000 05-Sep-2014 00000 00000 00000 Database Software Product Development 00000 0000
000000000 13-Feb-2014 0000 00000 00000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
0000 000000000 01-Sep-2013 0000 00000 00000 Logistics Generating Revenue 00000 0000
00000000 23-Aug-2013 0000 00000 00000 Clothing Generating Revenue 00000 0000
000000000 07-Jun-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Building Products Generating Revenue 00000 0000
Dekko 09-May-2013 Early Stage VC 00.00 Software Development Applications Out of Business 00000 0000
YourMechanic 11-Sep-2012 Seed Round 00.000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
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David Shen Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Poncho 29-May-2018 Merger/Acquisition Completed
0000000000 19-Jan-2018 0000000000: 000000 Completed
00000000 01-Apr-2016 000 00 00000000 Completed
00000000 00000000 18-Jun-2012 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000000
AdNectar 01-Jun-2011 Merger/Acquisition Completed
Dekko Bankruptcy: Liquidation Completed
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David Shen Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
David Shen Angel Investor 00 San Francisco, CA