Partner, Flight VC
Shawn Merani is a partner at Flight VC. Flight is the first investment firm leveraging Angellist Syndicates to crowdsource funds and manage 3 out of the top 10 syndicates on the AngelList platform. The main syndicate, the Gil Penchina Syndicate ( has $6MM+ committed across 900+ backers. Other syndicates include The SaaS Syndicate, The Late stage Pre-IPO Syndicate and many more. Some investments include Beepi, ZIRX, Boost Media, Pillow,, Scripted, Vouch Financial, Datanyze, NextLesson and many more. Prior to joining, Shawn was a founder of the Private Shares marketplace at Liquidnet. The platform enabled an investor base of 750 of the world’s leading asset managers opportunities to build positions in high growth companies pre-IPO. Before Liquidnet, Shawn was Senior Director, Business Development at ReachLocal (NASDAQ:RLOC) , a provider of local online marketing solutions for small and medium sized businesses. His responsibilities included business strategy, growth and revenue partnerships, as well as corporate development. Shawn received a BA in Economics and a BS in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Shawn enjoys playing basketball, traveling the world, fantasy sports and supporting the Cal Bears..