Sumeet Shah has over a decade long career spanning the private equity, venture capital, and startup worlds, managing business development and partnerships for various sizes of consumer-facing organizations as well as investing in the the next generation of brands.
Currently, Sumeet runs business development for Baron Fig
, makers of notebooks, writing tools, and desk essentials (“Tools for Thinkers”), specializing in their Custom division. He also assists members with fundraising advice and guidance as the VC in Residence at the New York City campus of Galvanize
, a nationwide community of campuses focused on making education and growth accessible to anyone. Finally, he also assists founders with their investor decks and fundraising strategy via Deck Therapy
Prior to Galvanize and Baron Fig, Sumeet provided short-term strategy and business development assistance to the US division of NewsPicks (now a division of Quartz), a refined news experience where content is picked by experts and thought-leaders, as well for Worn, a mission-based creative agency focused on women in business.
Before NewsPicks and Worn, Sumeet handled sourcing and new investments as a Principal at Brand Foundry Ventures
, a seed-stage venture capital firm focused on low-tech and high-tech consumer products and devices. He also assisted in the creation of XRC Labs
, a consumer and retail accelerator run by Kurt Salmon and Parsons, as the Program Manager for their inaugural class and Head of Strategic Partnerships for their second class.
Finally, Sumeet ran new business strategies at Gist Digital
, a mobile and app development studio, and handling business development and project work at Gotham Consulting Partners
, a private equity focused consulting firm.
Sumeet graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a concentration in Biomechanics.