David Shen Ventures, LLC works with entrepreneurs and startups to give them an edge over the competition. Employing design, creativity, and user centered approaches, David Shen Ventures, LLC advises businesses in the following areas:

Visual and Interaction Design
User Research
Internet Technologies and Trends
Product Strategy and Development
Online Advertising Strategy, Technology, and Development

David Shen Ventures, LLC focuses mainly on early stage Internet and Internet-related businesses. The goal is to quickly bring a product to market in an inexpensive way, employ innovation to differentiate from competitors and delight consumers, and test its viability live in the marketplace. Once a product's viability has been validated, David Shen Ventures, LLC helps its businesses strategize on growth to the future.

David Shen is the principal of David Shen Ventures, LLC. His experience spans over 14 years in product design and development from Apple, frogdesign, and Yahoo!. Learn more about David >>


Early Stage Investing Take 2: CBInsights Updates Their Funnel and We Update Our Model

Earlier this year, I wrote Angel Investing at Today's Market Rates is a Losing Proposition where I presented a model for angel investing and showed that essentially index investing into the early stage set of startups at a market rate...

How to Ace Your Entrepreneur Class

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of dropping in on the Designer Entrepreneur class over at CCA. My longtime friend and colleague Christina Wodtke invited me to talk a bit about startup investing and help critique some of their recent...

Early Stage Marketplace Investing

One of our Launch Capital staff, Ed Coady, pinged me the other day regarding marketplaces and asked me how does one find the next big marketplace startup at the seed stage. We both remarked that there are a ton of...

Angel Investing at Today's Market Rates is a Losing Proposition

A few weeks back, I wrote a post entitled The Tweetstorm that Spawned the 10,000X Startup where Dave McClure of 500startups lamented about the state of early stage, that valuations were way too high, and that early stage investors will...

The Tweetstorm that Spawned the 10,000X Startup

This interesting tweetstorm by Dave McClure caught my eye. It was regarding entrepreneurs not wanting to accept a 2x return clause on notes and the high valuation caps on those notes that are running around the Silicon Valley right now....

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