Pankaj Shah is the founder and CEO of Finches, a global collective of thought leaders in early stage technology. Pankaj is also an investor in dozens of companies, an advisor to eight venture capital firms and collaborates regularly with the NBA. He is an early backer of Wish, Addepar, BuildZoom, OpenGov and many other companies. His advisory roles include Boom.tv, G.O.A.T. Fuel, Meter Feeder, Pair Eyewear, QuanticMind, Quilt, ONEHOPE and zBiotics. Pankaj is passionate about incubating ideas, building communities and helping scale consumer brands in the sports, media and entertainment sectors. He recently founded Sparrows, Pacecar and a soon-to-be announced gin company.
His current philanthropic focus is with the Angiogenesis Foundation and Hilaroo. Pankaj is also an advocate for Every Mother Counts, Virgin Unite and Witness. Previously, he proudly served on the Board of Directors for BRAC USA and Girls, Inc and supported Music Rising. Pankaj has been a guest speaker at a number of top schools, including Columbia University, Harvard University, New York University, Stanford University, Tufts University and the University of California Haas Graduate School of Business. He received his B.S. in Economics and Finance.