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Sapna Shah

OTHER INVESTOR TYPE
Active STATUS
1 PROFESSIONALS
5 INVESTMENTS
5 PORTFOLIO
Description

Ms. Sapna Shah serves as Principal at Red Giraffe Advisors. She serves as Board Member at Modalyst. 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, Sapna 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.

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

Sapna Shah Investments (5)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Modalyst 01-May-2015 Seed Round 000 Application Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
0000 000 000 00000 14-Nov-2014 0000 00000 00000 Beverages Startup 00000 0000
0000000 000000 11-Jul-2014 00000 (00000 00000 Other Business Products and Services Generating Revenue 00000 0000
Monica & Andy 16-Oct-2013 Seed Round 00000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 00000 0000
Stantt Angel (individual) Clothing Generating Revenue 00000 0000
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Sapna Shah Angel Investor 0 New York, NY