Reshape Ventures

Vinay Menda


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Notable Investments

Imperfect Foods, Bird, Reddit, EquipmentShare, Sonder

Questions & Answers

Origin Story: In a couple sentences, how would you describe your path to becoming an investor?

It happened by accident! We started our first fund out of NYU / Columbia, raising $5K-$10K checks from family / friends / and professors. Since then we've invested more then $75M in 68 companies over the past 5 years.

Investment Approach: What are the key factors you consider when evaluating a founding team?

Passion for the problem, grit, empathy

How would you describe your own personal mission and values, and how do they impact the way you invest?

Want to invest in long term minded founders who believe in solving problems for the 99%