Sumeet Shah

VC in Residence
Galvanize

Sumeet assists in sourcing and managing new opportunities as the VC in Residence at the New York City campus of Galvanize, an 8-campus strong community making education and growth accessible to anyone – especially underrepresented groups in the tech industry.

Sumeet also recently became the Chief Strategy Officer at NewsPicks's US division. NewsPicks is a refined news experience, where content is picked by experts and thought-leaders. Today, we get our news from many different sources, some more reputable than others. That's why we created NewsPicks, to bring you the most important stories with commentary from experts you trust.

Prior to Galvanize, Sumeet handled sourcing and new investments as a Principal at Brand Foundry Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm focused on low-tech and high-tech consumer products and devices. Overall, he has over 9 years of experience across the startup and private equity industries, formerly running new business strategies at Gist Digital and handling business development and project work at Gotham Consulting Partners. He also assisted in the creation of XRC Labs, a consumer and retail accelerator run by Kurt Salmon and Parsons, as the Program Manager for their inaugural class and Head of Strategic Partnerships for their second class.

Sumeet graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering, where he specialized in Biomechanics.

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