Mr. Shawn Bercuson is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at BullVC. He cofounded and served as Chief Executive Officer at Prescreen. He is an angel investor focused on social commerce and new media platforms. Before relocating to San Francisco, he was a Principal at Chicago-based Lightbank, an early stage, technology venture fund focused on applying technology to fragmented industries. Prior to Lightbank, he was VP of Business Development at online collective buying pioneer Groupon. In September 2008, he joined ThePoint.com as VP of Business Development where he was instrumental in transforming the collective action platform ThePoint into Groupon as we know it today. In 2007, he founded CapAlly - an online peer to peer student loan marketplace and social network. Before getting involved in the start-up world, he was an asset manager for Black Diamond Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar alternative asset management firm. He started his career as a trader for TransMarket Group, where he traded a diverse portfolio of financial products on multiple global exchanges including the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, EUREX, and LIFFE. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University.