Shane is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Shorooq Investments. Founded in 2016, Shorooq Investments is a leading early stage, technology focused venture capital firm in the region and is acclaimed by Forbes Middle East as the Top-20 VC in the entire Middle East. “We are Founders’ Partners, Company Builders and Value Investors” is the fundamental principle at Shorooq Investments.
Shane has built his career as an investment professional, investment banker and entrepreneur in the US. He used to work at UBS, TD Securities, Lazard Freres & Co., Alpine Investors and GlobalFoundries – wholly owned subsidiary by Mubadala Investment Company – and was transitioning to Mubadala Capital Venture Capital team prior to founding Shorooq.
Shane concentrated in Finance and Mandarin at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with Summa Cum Laude, Joseph Wharton Scholar and Benjamin Franklin Scholar Honors.
Shane is born and grew up in South Korea and has studied and worked in the US, Canada and China prior to settling down in UAE. Having played the piano and clarinet for 15+ years, he has a strong passion for music and community service – and played in many musical concerts as well as volunteering centers like community nursing homes.