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 >>


I Wrote a Book About Yahoo!: Takeover! The Inside Story of the Yahoo! Ad Revolution

As some of you might know, I was at Yahoo! from 1995 to 2004, running their User Experience and Design team for nearly 8 years and then did a short stint in international before leaving the company. I really wanted...

Talking It Up: Launch Capital and Betaworks Voicecamp 2017

"Alexa, turn on kitchen." "Alexa, timer set 16 minutes." It may seem like I'm talking to air, but I'm not; these are words I utter literally every day to my Amazon Echo in my kitchen. I've had my Echo since...

Finding the Next Big Thing: The Pace of Sector Growth is Fast and Furious

Back in 2011 when I first joined Launch Capital, we started a project to see if we could find untapped markets that would prove to be huge markets and produce huge wins but find them early enough so that we...

Qualities of an Awesome Investor

Some of our team and I were having a chat about what does it take to be an awesome investor. When I first started investing back in 2006, I was arrogant enough to think that, being a veteran from Yahoo...

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...

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