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Shawn is a Venture Partner at SOSV and is responsible for Food-X and dlab. Previously with TechStars Boston, Shawn brings extensive expertise and benchmarking knowledge around other global accelerator models. He has refined the SOSV model in alignment with best practice and has pioneered a number of emerging trends in the space. Adept at sourcing talent and managing business teams, technical teams, and creative teams, Shawn has broad experience raising institutional and angel funds for businesses and in sourcing LPs for investment vehicles.

A successful entrepreneur, Shawn has more than 20 years of success designing, building, funding, growing, and selling technology companies. He has founded and grown numerous firms, including play140, TrustPlus, Genetic Anomalies, DigitalShares, and Voxx Inc.

Shawn has also served as an advisor and/or investor to more than 50+ startups, many through his role as Managing Director of TechStars Boston. In addition to numerous TechStars alums, he has served as an investor, advisor, and/or director to Aylien, CoreStreet, iFactory, Kefta, Red 5 Studios, Speranza Systems, and more.