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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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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 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 $60m in venture capital and have scaled to over 800 employees.

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

Thistle makes eating nutritious, organic and local foods incredibly convenient and accessible by delivering prepared, plant-forward meals on a subscription basis. [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.
Super Coffee manufactures a daily source of energy that inspires you to be your best you.
Hungry is a food-tech catering company that connect customers to chefs, delivering fresh food from these chefs to the customers.
Jane Technologies is a retail tech company in the cannabis space, connecting dispensaries and consumers.
Vincent is an alternative investment search engine founded by IndieGogo cofounder Slava Rubin.
SaaS hardware design and collaboration tool founded by former Apple, Facebook, and NASA alumni.
GC Turbo is a forward-looking game company based out of Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, California (USA) dedicated to crafting immersive and enriching gaming experiences. GC Turbo works with industry giants such as Facebook, LINE, GREE, AMC, Pokemon Company, and Disney to build social messenger games that won’t take up extra space on your devices because they’re readily available through your social apps.
BABOON TO THE MOON provides best-in-class adventure essentials.
Alap Shah
Managing Partner

Alap Shah is an investor and entrepreneur who relishes combining the two roles. He was previously the CEO and is now the Chairman of Sentieo, a financial data platform he co-founded for hedge funds, mutual funds, investment banks, corporates and active individual investors. 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.

Anup Goel
Partner

Anup Goel is an investor and finance executive boomeranger.  His transactional finance experience spans both the sell-side and buy-side, having completed over 45 deals in M&A, private equity, and venture capital—in addition to having invested in 20 startups as an angel investor. Anup's investing experience spans credit (Ares) to LBO and growth equity (Silver Lake Partners and 3i) to early stage (Atomic).  His operating experience began with being the second finance hire at MasterClass, helping build out the team and raise an $85m Series D and then moving onto PAX Labs, where he led the finance team and the company's $420m equity raise. In addition to his public and private investing responsibilities, Anup currently serves as the CFO of Thistle, focusing his efforts on the company’s growth, financing needs, and corporate development strategy. Anup graduated with an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and BS and Masters degrees in Engineering with minors in Astrophysics and Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jonathan Siegel is an investor and technologist working to fuse the best of discretionary and systematic investing. He spent ten years at BlueMountain Capital investing in public equities, corporate credit, and structured credit, with a heavy focus on technology. Currently, in addition to investing, he advises startups on data science. Jonathan graduated from Harvard University with an AB in Economics magna cum laude.

Arib is an investor and a builder. He started his career at Citi as a hybrid quant trader, managing both a discretionary prop trading book and a systematically traded inventory book. After using an early beta version of Sentieo, he became intrigued by Alap's vision for a data-driven fundamental investment approach. He joined Sentieo as its first US hire, ultimately rising to VP of Product. In that role, he built Sentieo's Product team and NY office, and architected Sentieo's data analytics and alternative data products. He is now focused on leveraging his data product experience to help drive Studio's public and private investment processes. Arib graduated from Cornell University with a BS and MEng in Operations Research Engineering.

Sean Warneke brings a wide array of experience spanning Business Development, Corporate Finance, Strategy, and Product. As an Investment Analyst at Studio Management, he focuses primarily on public equity investments in the consumer and technology sectors. Prior to Studio, Sean held positions in both public and private companies, including Raytheon Technologies where he participated in the Financial Leadership Development Program, and on the Product Specialist team at Sentieo, where he still serves as an Advisor. Sean has a BS in Finance from Bentley University.

Sean Warneke
Analyst, Public Equities
Federico Mele
Associate, Venture

Federico is an investment professional focused on supporting exceptional teams with strong growth potential. His experience includes early-stage investing, private equity, and strategy consulting. He is also the founder of the GEA Project, a leadership development organization that earned him the Jacobs Impact Entrepreneur Prizes in 2019 and 2020 from the Jacobs Foundation and The Wharton School. Federico is a One Young World Ambassador, wine enthusiast, and holds a BA and MA in Economics from Boston University and an MBA in Finance from Wharton.

Nina joined the Studio team in 2020 as the chief of staff and analyst. Prior to that, she worked at Tulco and was the editor of two best-selling economics textbooks. Nina graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in economics and mathematics, where she was the recipient of the Seymour Harris Prize for the best thesis in the department.

Outside of work, she serves on the Women & Girls of Color Fund Advisory Council where she gets to apply her investing experience to philanthropic investments. Nina enjoys skiing and hiking in her free time.

Nina Vendhan
Chief of Staff, Analyst
Samir Hatem
Data Scientist

Samir is a quantitative analyst focusing primarily on developing and managing data streams, creating quantitative models, and building investment strategies. Prior to Studio, Samir was a researcher at the physics department of the University of California, Berkeley where he worked for the Zettl Group specializing in the discovery of superconducting materials. Samir was also the first to graduate with BAs in Data Science and Physics from the University of California, Berkeley.