Investor via @Haystack_Fund focused on seed-stage investments // Venture Partner w/ @LightspeedVP
Recent episodes featuring Semil Shah
Haystack founder Semil Shah
Recode Decode
Haystack founder and Lightspeed Ventures venture partner Semil Shah talks with Recode's Teddy Schleifer about breaking into the VC world and how the industry is changing. In this episode:03:45 - How Shah got involved with tech07:57 - How hard should it be to get a VC job?16:10 - Misconceptions about venture capital21:33 - What exactly is a “venture partner?”26:08 - How important is luck to being a good VC?31:32 - Being a lone wolf and breaking in36:07 - Doing deals outside Silicon Valley46:31 - SoftBank49:41 - Venture capital in 2038
#81 The Identities That Rule Us - with Semil Shah & Jerry Colonna
The Reboot Podcast
If your closest colleagues were asked to describe the way in which you conducted yourself in your professional career, what might you hope to hear? For Semil Shah, the adjectives he strives for are: dependable, consistent, and reliable. As the founder of Haystack and the father of three young children, Semil takes immense pride in his ability to be seen as available and accountable despite his busy schedule, so much so, that he feels pangs of guilt when he considers his dependability to be slipping. In his second appearance on the Reboot Podcast, Semil works with Jerry to unpack the driving forces that sit behind his need to be seen by his peers in a certain light, and how this need might be limiting his ability to build honest, meaningful connections with those he cares about. Through their conversation, Jerry and Semil explore the root of Semil’s guilt, the power of perception, and beauty of aging with grace. Links Semil Shah on Twitter - https://twitter.com/semil #46 - Hitting a Wall - with Semil Shah - https://www.reboot.io/episode/46-we-are-not-different-with-semil-shah/
#81 The Identities That Rule Us - with Semil Shah & Jerry Colonna
The Reboot Podcast
If your closest colleagues were asked to describe the way in which you conducted yourself in your professional career, what might you hope to hear? For Semil Shah, the adjectives he strives for are: dependable, consistent, and reliable. As the founder of Haystack and the father of three young children, Semil takes immense pride in his ability to be seen as available and accountable despite his busy schedule, so much so, that he feels pangs of guilt when he considers his dependability to be slipping. In his second appearance on the Reboot Podcast, Semil works with Jerry to unpack the driving forces that sit behind his need to be seen by his peers in a certain light, and how this need might be limiting his ability to build honest, meaningful connections with those he cares about. Through their conversation, Jerry and Semil explore the root of Semil’s guilt, the power of perception, and beauty of aging with grace. Links Semil Shah on Twitter - https://twitter.com/semil #46 - Hitting a Wall - with Semil Shah - https://www.reboot.io/episode/46-we-are-not-different-with-semil-shah/
Semil Shah, Haystack
Origins - A podcast about Limited Partners, created by Notation Capital
On this episode of Origins, we sit down with Semil Shah of Haystack, an early-stage venture firm based in SF. Semil has a non-traditional background for VC and has been vocal about the unique way he's building the firm, recently making the transition into an institutionally backed fund. He's an active blogger, and an investor in startups like Instacart, Giphy, Carta, and many others. In the interview, we focus on how Semil has approached each of the Haystack funds, the stories behind some of his best investments, and lessons learned along the way as he's grown the firm.
Semil Shah on Instacart, Amazon and the Future of Retail and Groceries ALL-191
FBA ALLSTARS
Todays Insights When did Semil start investing? What was Semil's main aquisitions? What are the benefits of reading? Whats the best way to get a meeting with Semil? How has Semils investments into delivery companies work out? Where did Semil learn the most? Whats Semils first deal? What excites Semil the most? Biggest companies he's missed? Whats the current overhyped ICO's? What's a productivity hack? Semil’s Projects: Semil’s AngelList profile Haystack.vc Semil’s Twitter: @semil The post Semil Shah on Instacart, Amazon and the Future of Retail and Groceries ALL-191 appeared first on FBA Allstars.
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Episode Count
17
Podcast Count
12
Total Airtime
11 hours, 12 minutes