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Shawn Carolan

Venture Capital

Shawn joined Menlo Ventures in 2002 and has focused primarily on connected software, services and devices. He represents Menlo Ventures on the boards of IMVU, PlayPhone, 
Roku, TeleNav (NASDAQ: TNAV) and YuMe. His prior investments and board seats include Siri, acquired by Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), PlaySpan, acquired by Visa (NYSE: V), and CinemaNow, acquired by Rovi (NASDAQ: ROVI). Before joining Menlo, Shawn was a management consultant for Booz-Allen & Hamilton after spending most of his career in software development and engineering management. He was a senior developer at Open Port Technology, a start-up that created Internet-based messaging software. Prior to that, Shawn worked at Motorola's Cellular Infrastructure Group and Wireless Data Group, Sprint PCS, and the University of Illinois' Center for Computational Electromagnetics.

Shawn is a graduate of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (MBA) and the University of Illinois, Champaign (BS and MS in Electrical Engineering) and author of a US patent.

Highlights: MD at Menlo Ventures; Author of US Patent

Board Experience: IMVU, PlayPhone, Roku, TeleNav, YuMe, Siri, PlaySpan

Location: San Francisco Bay Area