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Shayna Modarresi

Founder & Managing Partner @ Lodestar Ventures

Shayna Modarresi is founder and managing partner of Lodestar Ventures, a seed stage fund focused on investing in dedicated entrepreneurs building technologies that create lifestyle efficiencies. She is also an Advisory Board Member at Correlation Ventures. Previously, Shayna was a Partner at XG Ventures where she helped back nearly 40 early stage companies with 18 having been acquired by the likes of Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Box. Prior to XG, Shayna managed DLA Piper's Venture Group where she focused on making investment recommendations and enhancing the funding prospects of early and growth stage companies as well as actively managing portfolio companies.

She started her career in Investment Banking at Lazard in New York. Shayna was named a Women of Influence in Venture Capital by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Shayna attended the University of California at Berkeley and MIT. She holds degrees in Molecular Cell Biology and Business.