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 >>


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...

"I've Never Heard Of That Before"

In recent weeks, many people have asked me what I look for in startups today. My leading answer has become: "I've never heard of that before!" As I glance at the flow of accelerator demo day lists and what gets...

Hiatus from Facebook and Twitter

Last week I closed my browser windows with Facebook and Twitter in them, and shut down the same apps on my iPhone. I was fed up. I found myself staring aimlessly at the feeds, scrolling and scanning updates from friends...

Demo Day Burnout

As summer moves on, we are soon back into demo day season for the fall. But yet as I attend these demo days, I find myself getting kind of bored. What do I mean by bored? They seem so formulaic....

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