Shayna Modarresi is a General Partner at Lodestar Ventures where she invests in founders that are building technologies that create lifestyle efficiencies. She is also an Investment Advisory Board Member at Correlation Ventures.
Previously, Shayna was a Partner at XG Ventures where she helped back nearly 40 early stage technology companies. Roughly half of the companies in XG’s portfolio have been acquired, by the likes of Google, Twitter, Facebook, Box, and Groupon. Prior to XG, Shayna managed DLA Piper’s Venture Group where she focused on making investment recommendations and enhancing the funding prospects of early stage companies as well as actively managing portfolio companies. Prior to DLA, Shayna was with Probitas Partners where she advised on and was responsible for raising more than $3B from institutional, venture, and strategic investors for ventures funds. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, Shayna spent approximately six years as an Investment Banker, advising numerous multinational and regional corporate clients on merger & acquisitions and private placement transactions. She started her career in Investment Banking at Lazard in New York.
Shayna attended the University of California at Berkeley and holds degrees in Molecular Cell Biology and Communications. She was named a Women of Influence in Venture Capital by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
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