Shawn Merani

Shawn Merani

Seed Partner

Shawn Merani is a Partner at IDG Ventures focusing on seed investments in software, internet, and mobile startups across a variety of sectors. He is also co-founder of Flight Ventures, which manages over 25 investment syndicates of over 3,000 LP angel investors.

Shawn’s investments include Cruise Automation, Beepi, Pillow, Managed by Q, ZIRX, HOOKED, Drive Motors, Kanler, and more.

Previously, Shawn was a founding partner of Liquidnet’s Private Shares marketplace, which enables over 750 of the world’s leading asset managers to invest in high-growth, pre-IPO companies. Prior to Liquidnet, Shawn worked at ReachLocal as Senior Director of Business Development. Before that, he worked at Savvian Advisors as a technology investment banker.

Shawn has a BA in Economics and a BS in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.