Han Shen

Founding Partner, iFly.vc

Han’s career in venture capital started in 2009 and has spanned at VantagePoint and Formation 8, where he was the first hire on the investment team. He led and/or contributed to the investment in AlertMe (acquired by British Gas), Comfy (acquired by Siemens), Lucid (acquired by Acuity), Motive Drilling (acquired by Helmerich & Payne), Oculus (acquired by Facebook), and Taxon (acquired by DuPont). Han has served on the board of multiple portfolio companies including BorderX Lab and Motive Drilling, and has closely advised entrepreneurs in building a startup from the ground up. He received the title of “Honorary Employee” (with badge #36) from one of his current portfolio companies to recognize the value add from him and his team. Earlier in his career, Han worked for Rohm and Haas Company, the largest US specialty chemical company, where he was credited as key inventor of four US patents.

Han earned his bachelor’s degree from Nanjing University, Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Han holds a private pilot license issued by the US FAA and was the Dignitary Champion of International Cherry Pit Spitting Competition in 2002.