Dave ShenVenture Partner

Dave 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.  Dave joined LaunchCapital in 2011, and has been an angel investor since 2006.  

Dave 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 Dave designed and shipped Apple’s first ergonomic keyboard, first digital camera, and first 17-inch multimedia monitor.  After Apple, he worked at frogdesign 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.  Dave lives in Palo Alto and is passionate about his family and optimizing his quantified self.