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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 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 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.
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 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.

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
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.

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, Associate