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 >>


RECENT BLOG ENTRIES

Upstream and Downstream

In mentoring startups, I have noticed two things have come up recently: 1. Entrepreneurs keep remarking to me that investors are looking for multi-tens or hundreds of billions in market size. I believe this is one of the results of...

The Billions of Dollars Opportunity

Time was, if you had at least a hundreds of millions of dollar market, or up to a billion dollar market in your pitch, that was enough to get you funding. But today, I've heard multiple times that even a...

The Pre-Emptive Bridge

Yes folks, we are a bridge happy funding community. I expect that 90+% of my seed investments will require a bridge, and adjust my expectations and funds to prepare for the inevitable ask. It simply takes too long in general...

[UPDATED] The State of Early Stage in March 2014

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of presenting to the Silicon Valley Innovation Center, an organization which works with many Eastern Europeans on introducing them to and making connections in Silicon Valley. They wanted me to talk to...

Biohacking as the Next Opportunity

In early 2013, I had the pleasure of attending the Bulletproof Conference put on by Dave Asprey of Bulletproof Exec fame. It was my first real introduction to the concept of biohacking. According to Wikipedia, biohacking is the "practice of...

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