fnMentoring functions accelerate your startup and expand your high-tech network through mentoring sessions with founders and featured guest experts. Functions are free to members but require your RSVP. If you are not a member you can apply here. Next week’s featured guest will be:
Name: Han Shen
Bio: Han started his career as Senior Scientist at the Department of Emerging Technologies of Rohm and Hass Company, where he was credited as investor of four issued U.S. patents and key contributor to multiple winning grant proposals. Han chaired the Presidential Program at the American Chemical Society and the Rohm and Haas Technical Community Organization to promote collaboration and innovation. Han later worked at VantagePoint Capital Partners where he invested in both early- an growth-stage companies. He has consulted on investments for other top-tier venture firms in Sillicon Valley and worked with start-ups on growth strategy, manufacturing scale-up, capital formation, fund raising and team build-out. Han currently invest in both IT (e.g., big data) and energy technologies.
Has earned a B.S. in chemistry from Nanjing University, an M.S. and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Chicago, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He holds a Private Pilot License, a Dignitary Championship at the 2002 International Cherry Pit Spitting Contest, and has camped in Antartica for seven nights and enjoyed in 100%.
Company: Formation 8 Partners Fund, L.P. is an early-growth venture capital fund focused on investments in information and energy technology businesses. The fund invests in companies that solve hard problems with technology and energy businesses. The fund invests in companies that solve hard problems with technology solutions applicable to global markets. The team offers top young companies the market knowledge, deployment expertise, sales channels and relationships needed to expand and thrive is Asia.
Today’s leading entrepreneurs seek out investors who have built the technology companies they admire. A partnership of successful entrepreneurs and investors who have overcome difficult challenges, the team helps entrepreneurs build great companies by creating sustainable advantages for their businesses. With a track record of success, Formation 8 premises its partnership on collaboration and cohesion, broad-based operational experience, and outstanding corporate limited partners.
fnMentoring is on Wednesday, October 16th beginning at 10:30 am. RSVP here to participate in this event.
Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.