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Studio
Management

We’re a data-driven asset manager investing across public equities and venture capital.

Our mission is to influence the flow of capital into companies that improve society & push culture forward.

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San francisco, ca

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new york, ny
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As public market investors,

we’ve posted top decile

returns using our

data-driven approach.

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Prior to Studio we built Sentieo, an AI-driven financial research platform, as a way to gain alpha in our public market investments.

We’re now using that same data-driven approach to investing in the privates.
Prior to Studio we built Sentieo, an AI-driven financial research platform, as a way to gain alpha in our public market investments.

Sentieo is now used by some of the world’s top investment funds.
Studio
Management
Studio
Management
01

As public market

investors, we’ve posted

top decile returns using

our data-driven approach.

Prior to Studio we built Sentieo, an AI-driven financial research platform, as a way to gain alpha in our public market investments.

Sentieo is now used by some of the world’s top investment funds.
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As venture investors,

we finance and incubate

startups across stages

and sectors, leveraging

our experience as entrepreneurs.

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Our focus is on the earliest stages of organizational design: problem definition, team building, and financing.

We work with entrepreneurs to gain clarity and conviction around an idea — and then galvanize the best people to contribute their time, energy, and capital to help see it through.
Companies we’ve co-founded have collectively raised over $90m in venture capital and have scaled to over 1,000 employees.

We marry this experience as entrepreneurs with our data-driven approach as investors to identify and incubate startups advancing societal health, productivity, and well-being.

Thistle delivers delicious, ready-to-eat plant-forward meals, snacks, and juices right to your doorstep. The convenient subscription service empowers customers to improve personal and planetary health by eating more plants. Designed by nutritionists and crafted by chefs, Thistle meal designs reflect scientific, evidence-based principles of dietary choices that optimize health and longevity, featuring real, whole, plant-rich foods like fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, and whole grains. Above all, Thistle aims to show that eating a healthy, plant-forward, planet-friendly diet can be the most delicious option on the table. [Founded]

Sentieo is a financial research platform designed to empower financial teams. Using machine learning and natural language processing, Sentieo instantly surfaces textual and financial insights for investment management and corporate intelligence clients. [Founded]
DocSend is a secure document sharing and tracking solution that helps companies share business-critical documents with ease.
Lightning Labs is developing Lightning: an open protocol layer that leverages the power of blockchains and smart contracts to make cheap, fast, private transactions available to anyone around the world.
Career Karma is the easiest way to find a job training program online. We help over 2.5 million workers navigate their careers every month through advice and coaching. Career Karma is backed by the world’s top investors like YCombinator, Top Tier Ventures, Initialized Capital, Softbank, Google Ventures and Kapor Capital (to name a few), and just raised $40 million in Series B funding!
Super Coffee manufactures a daily source of energy that inspires you to be your best you.
Jane Technologies is a retail tech company in the cannabis space, connecting dispensaries and consumers.
Flux is a SaaS hardware design and collaboration tool founded by former Apple, Facebook, and NASA alumni.
Hungry is a food-tech catering company that connects customers to chefs, delivering fresh food from these chefs to the customers.
Vincent is an alternative investment search engine founded by Indiegogo co-founder Slava Rubin.
Alap Shah
Managing Partner

Alap Shah is an investor and entrepreneur who relishes combining the two roles. He was previously the CEO and Chairman of Sentieo, a financial data platform he co-founded for hedge funds, mutual funds, investment banks, corporates and active individual investors. Sentieo had successfully secured over $70 million in funding with a successful exit to AlphaSense in 2022. With fifteen years of professional investment experience, his expertise spans large global equity portfolios at two of the world’s largest and most successful hedge funds (Viking Global and Citadel) to LBO and growth equity investments (Castanea Partners) to early-stage investments (White Ops, Wiser, Earnest Research, Powerlytics). In addition to Sentieo, he is also a co-founder and investor in Thistle, a health foods subscription service. Alap graduated from Harvard University with an AB in Economics with honors.

Johnny Hwin is an artist and entrepreneur previously featured in a New Yorker article on San Francisco’s creative culture. He is a co-founder at Thistle and the songwriter/producer of Cathedrals, an indie-electronic pop duo The New York Times describes as “R&B with 1980s rock swagger.” He has a BA in social psychology and an MS in technology entrepreneurship from Stanford University, where he launched his first company from the Stanford Facebook App Class. By night, he runs the San Francisco-based creative collective The SUB, whose latest art show “The 9 Cans of La Croix” garnered coverage from The Washington Post, Vice, and Elite Daily. He has advised and consulted a number of technology companies including Asana, DreamWorks, Lever, and Patreon.

Naman Shah
Partner

Naman Shah is an entrepreneur and engineer with a deep-rooted expertise in product management. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Naman co-founded Sentieo, an award winning financial research platform, where he spent more than a decade as the President leading the Product, Engineering and Design teams (200+ individuals). Sentieo successfully secured over $70 million in funding with a successful exit to AlphaSense in 2022. Prior to his work at Sentieo, Naman also co-founded Sarvajal, a social enterprise in India devoted to delivering clean drinking water to the bottom of the pyramid. Naman is also a Co-founder & Investor in Thistle, a healthy food delivery subscription service. Naman's career showcases his consistent ability to tackle and resolve significant challenges in both tech-driven startups and social enterprises. At Studio, Naman focuses on investing in technology startups while also helping portfolio companies recruit teams and build products.

Rob Matei is an engineer and entrepreneur with expertise in product-driven growth and building consumer apps. He’s built apps that have gotten hundreds of thousands of MAUs, led growth at Quora for 5 years, and is currently helping incubate and grow projects inside Studio.

Ari Ameri
Investor, Venture

Ari Ameri is an investor primarily focused on venture investments, working to identify and support extraordinary products and entrepreneurs. Prior to Studio, he had a wide range of investment experience across the technology sector, including early and growth stage venture capital (Blue Cloud Ventures) and public market investing and research at a hedge fund (Light Street Capital). His expertise spans beyond investing and he has consulted for a range of startups on strategy, growth, and M&A. Outside of work, he is an avid musician with over ten years of experience as an improv jazz saxophonist. Ari graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Business Administration.

Jacob Brown is an engineer who has advised AI startups and built fintech products. He was previously a quantitative strategist at Deutsche Bank, where he developed behavioral models that predict the impact of political and economic events on global financial markets. As a graduate of Princeton University, Jacob developed a patent-pending system to discover cyber vulnerabilities and protect large-scale IoT systems. Jacob’s other interests include backcountry hiking and thinking about the sociopolitical impact of AI systems. His insights have been published in several news outlets including the Wall Street Journal.

Jacob Brown
Chief of Staff
Dianna Loevner
Events Lead

Dianna Loevner is a swiss army knife in the communications sphere, having a background in public relations, social media strategy, community, and events. She brings her event curation, production and logistics skillset to the Studio Management team to refine their activation building blocks and build infrastructure in their event and community arm, which is coined, 57. Dianna co-founded Mizz Softee, a Brooklyn-based underground music brand, and was the former Membership Manager for Soho House's New York region, where she still works with them as an event partner.