Sheel leads FinTech investments for 500 Startups, a global seed-stage VC fund & accelerator. 500 Startups has invested in more than 1,500 companies across 50+ countries including Credit Karma, GrabTaxi, Twilio, Udemy, Ipsy, TalkDesk, Intercom, MakerBot (acq'd by SSYS for $400M), Wildfire (acq'd by GOOG for $350M), and Viki (acq'd by Rakuten for $200M). Sheel's startup experience includes founding 2 FinTech companies with successful exits. He also runs a podcast called The Pitch (http://thepitch.vc) where founders pitch investors. In addition to investing through 500 Startups, Sheel runs the accelerator program in San Francisco. He is a regular public speaker on topics of Financial Innovation, entrepreneurship, social innovation, and the revolution taking place in payments and point-of-sale. A few of the publications citing Sheel include the New Yorker, Reuters, Venturebeat, Forbes, Inc, Crains, HuffPo, and India Abroad.
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