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Semil Shah
Works at Swell
Attended The University of Michigan
Lives in Palo Alto, CA
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I have never surfed in my life. But, I love watching surfers do their thing. And lately, for no apparent reason, I've been watching some longer documentaries about the history of surfing or specific s...
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Many founders want their investors to be former founders, which makes sense since the journey is a lonely grind. Many founders want to work with investors who posses deep operating experience, which m...
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Occupation
Early-stage startups
Employment
  • Swell
    Product, 2013 - present
  • Consultant
    Consultant, 2013 - 2013
  • Javelin Venture Partners
    EIR, 2012 - 2012
  • TechCrunch
    Contributor, 2011 - 2014
  • Votizen
    Operations, 2011 - 2012
  • National Center for Employee Ownership
    Director of Business Development
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Palo Alto, CA
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San Francisco - Cambridge, MA - New York, NY - Ann Arbor, MI
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Introduction
I am an entrepreneur focused on digital media, consumer web, and social networks. My interests include baseball, music, cooking, politics, and India.

I am an advisor to a few early-stage, seed-level companies: Earlier, I helped found a life sciences company in Cambridge, MA.

In a previous life, I worked in business development, consulted on strategy in India, and was an advisor to a handful of business schools and research universities, climate and technology organizations. I contribute to TechCrunch and write frequently on Quora; earlier, I wrote columns for Harvard Business Review, Knowledge@Wharton, and Christian Science Monitor.
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  • The University of Michigan
  • Harvard University
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