"When Sean invested in Swipely, our business had yet to take shape. With his guidance, we grew annual sales 400%, attracted a significant follow-on financing, and won thousands of new customers. On our board, Sean is smart, responsive, thoughtful. Best of all, he challenges me to become a better CEO and entrepreneur." – Angus Davis, CEO, Swipely
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"The best entrepreneurs imagine the world as it should be and make it so. They overthrow the status quo in their quest to deliver amazing new experiences to the people who use their products."
Sean invests in mobile-enabled consumer Internet and enterprise software companies. He looks to partner with entrepreneurs who have a passion for pixel-perfect products and magical customer experiences. His aim is to become an entrepreneur’s trusted advisor; not to run the company, but rather to provide a thoughtful and balanced perspective for all of the important decisions they face.
He currently serves on the board of directors for secure enterprise messaging company TigerText, mobile digital archive Timehop, as well as video rights and marketing company ZEFR, the online learning bootcamp Bloc, and payments and analytics company Swipely. He also led the firm’s investments in the anonymous social network Whisper, Dollar Shave Club and Simple (acquired by BBVA).
Sean joined Shasta after working at Yahoo!, most recently as a senior director of business development and business operations, where he focused on growing the company's communication and community products such as Yahoo! Mail, Messenger, Groups and Flickr. Previously he launched Yahoo's premium voice services as a product manager. Prior to Yahoo, Sean was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, where he advised technology, telecom and media companies in New York and Singapore.
Sean holds a BA in economics from Brown University. Outside of working with great entrepreneurs, he has a passion for skiing, traveling to faraway places, and getting outdoors with his wife and two young daughters.