Han Shen from iFly.vc

Han Shen

Founding Partner at iFly.vc

Burlingame, CA, USA


Last updated February 21, 2021

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Han’s career in venture capital started in 2009 and has spanned at VantagePoint and Formation 8, where he was the first hire on the investment team. He led and/or contributed to the investment in Motive Drilling (acquired by Helmerich & Payne), Lucid (acquired by Acuity), Comfy (acquired by Siemens), Oculus (acquired by Facebook), Taxon (acquired by DuPont), and AlertMe (acquired by British Gas). Han has served on the board of multiple portfolio companies including BorderX Lab, SayWeee, Camp Six, Motive Drilling, and Grabit, and has closely advised entrepreneurs in building a startup from the ground up. He received the title of “Honorary Employee” (with badge #36) from one of his current portfolio companies to recognize the instrumental role he has played. Earlier in his career, Han worked for Rohm and Haas Company, the largest US specialty chemical company, where he was credited as key inventor of four US patents. Han earned his bachelor’s degree from Nanjing University, Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Han holds a private pilot license issued by the US FAA.

Interesting Factoid

Dignitary Champion of International Cherry Pit Spitting Competition in 2002


Languages

Chinese

Countries Visited

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China
France
Canada
Costa Rica
Argentina
Mexico
Japan
Thailand
South Korea
Germany
Spain
Chile
UK
Indonesia
Singapore
United Arab Emirates

What I Do  


Professional Experience

IFly.vc

Founding Partner

Jan 2016 - Present

Formation 8

Partner

Apr 2012 - Jan 2016
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Professional Interests

Venture Capital
Start-Up

Education  

School

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