GENERAL PARTNER, SOSV & MANAGING DIRECTOR, FOOD-X & DLAB
Shawn is a General 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 accelerator model in alignment with best practice and has pioneered a number of emerging trends in the accelerator space. Adept at sourcing talent and managing business teams, technical teams, and creative teams, it is no surprise that Shawn has broad experience raising institutional and angel funds for businesses and in sourcing LPs for investment vehicles.
Shawn Broderick has more than twenty years of experience creating value in software companies as individual contributor, entrepreneur, intrapraneur, manager, investor, and leader. Shawn has extensive experience in business development, sales, and partnering, with repeated success in developing products from concept to customer.
A successful entrepreneur, Shawn has over twenty years of success designing, building, funding, growing, and selling technology companies. He has founded and grown numerous firms, including play140, creator of social games with words; TrustPlus, created in 2005 to build the reputation layer of the Internet; Genetic Anomalies, the first company to commercialize virtual property on the Internet; DigitalShares, a platform for electronic, virtual financial instruments; and Voxx Inc, a next-generation VoIP services firm.
Shawn has also served as an advisor and/or investor to over 50+ startups, many through his role as Managing Director of TechStars Boston 2009 and 2010 funds. 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.