Sapna Shah Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

  • Investments
  • 9

  • Portfolio
  • 6

  • Exits
  • 2


Sapna Shah General Information


Ms. Sapna Shah serves as Principal at Red Giraffe Advisors. She is the Founder of Retail X Series. She serves as Board Member at NY Tech Alliance. She serves as Board Member at Modalyst. She serves as Advisor at VisuWall. She is a Board Observer of Stantt. She is also Advisory Board Member of TresseNoire. She is an angel investor, retail expert and three-time entrepreneur. Through Red Giraffe Advisors, she makes angel and early-stage seed investments in retail, fashion and consumer start-ups and offers advisory services to early-stage companies. Select investments include: The Wing, Message Yes, Stantt, Wondermile, Swoonery, Findmine, Modalyst, Monica + Andy and Iterate Studio. Sapna is also the founder of Retail X Series, a retail startup boot camp program for pre-seed stage founders who are revolutionizing the future of retail. Sapna has also served on the Board of Directors of New York Angels, one of the most active angel groups in the world. Prior to Red Giraffe Advisors, Sapna co-founded and led Retail Eye Partners, a successful independent Wall Street equity research firm for eight years. At Retail Eye, Sapna assessed the monthly and quarterly performance of major retailers in the specialty, big box and department store sectors through intensive channel checks and analysis. Simultaneously, in 2012, Sapna co-founded a menswear e-commerce retailer, Mind the Chap, and led the Marketing and Web Development areas of the company. She also has over eight years of experience working for retailers in the specialty apparel and home furnishings sectors. Prior to the founding of Retail Eye Partners, Sapna was Executive Director of Strategy and Customer Insight at Linens 'n Things, Inc. In this capacity, she was responsible for customer targeting and segmentation, market and consumer research, corporate strategic planning, new business rollouts and competitive benchmarking. Prior to Linens 'n Things, Sapna was Director of Strategic Planning & New Business Development at Ann Taylor, where she worked on launching Ann Taylor's e-commerce site, developing a color cosmetics line, visioning the store of the future and improving store operations. Sapna also has experience at Gap, Inc. Previous to her career in retail, Sapna worked in investment banking at Punk, Ziegel & Knoell and at Morgan Stanley as a credit analyst. Sapna received her B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School as well as a B.A. in East Asian Studies from the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Sapna Shah Investments (9)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
FINDMINE 02-Sep-2022 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
000000 28-Jun-2019 00000 00000 00.00 Clothing Generating Revenue 00000 0000
00000 01-Apr-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
00000000 12-Apr-2017 0000 00000 00.000 Specialty Retail Generating Revenue 00000 0000
000000 28-Feb-2017 0000 00000 00.000 Clothing Generating Revenue 00000 0000
00000000 01-May-2015 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
0000 000 000 00000 14-Nov-2014 0000 00000 00000 Beverages Generating Revenue 00000 0000 11-Jul-2014 Early Stage VC 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
Monica + Andy 16-Oct-2013 Seed Round 00000 Clothing Generating Revenue 00000 0000
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Sapna Shah Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Dough 12-Jan-2022 Buyout/LBO
00000000 15-Jun-2021 000000000000000000
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Sapna Shah Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Sapna Shah Angel Investor 00 0 New York, NY
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Sapna Shah Co-Investors (26)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
New York Angels 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
Flybridge Capital Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
New England Development 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Randa Apparel & Accessories 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
XSeed Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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