Pankaj Shah is an investor and advisor to dozens of venture capital firms (including Formation 8 and Unshackled) and startups. He is an early backer of Addepar, ALOHA, AltVR, OpenGov, VentureBeat, Wish.com and many other companies. Pankaj’s advisory roles include ArmorText, Booshaka, FLYR, QuanticMind, Kiwi Crate, Parklet and ONEHOPE.
His current philanthropic focus is with the Angiogenesis Foundation, the ONEHOPE Foundation, and random acts of kindness. Pankaj is also an advocate for Every Mother Counts, Virgin Unite and Witness. Previously, he proudly served on the Board of Directors for BRAC USA and Girls, Inc and supported Music Rising.
Pankaj has been a guest speaker at a number of top schools, including Columbia University, Harvard University, New York University, Stanford University, Tufts University and the University of California Haas Graduate School of Business. In his occasional spare time, he loves to listen to music, play sports, travel and hang out with his kids in Palo Alto.