Shane Robinson

Palo Alto, California, US

Entrepreneur, Army veteran, MBA/MPA joint degree student
Shane's Skills
Business Development

About Shane

I most recently founded (and am in the process of selling) an e-commerce company. My primary responsibilities included product/project management, UI / site architecture, fundraising, finance and operations. My company was funded by three VC/Angel groups, achieved an Alexa top 100K ranking in its first six months, achieved social followings on Twitter/Facebook >100K, served customers in ~200 countries and earned a reputation for being one of the most well-known companies in the industry. In the past, I worked as an investment banker on both Wall St. and in San Francisco were I specialized in leveraged buyout / M&A financing for the internet and digital media industry. I also have experience running a translation company in China, worked in private equity for one year and also am prior US Army. Currently I write a column on entrepreneurship for, but my business and I have been featured in Reuters, Business Insider, Huffington Post, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune and several other periodicals.

I advise several companies across the consumer industries, ranging from off road mobile apps to finance in the military and physical fitness. I am also the head of Los Angeles business development and operations for a major web development company with clients including J Crew, 9 West, Ralph Lauren, AMC, Google and Skype, so if you need a reliable web developer or temporary CTO and want the best quality web dev and design, let me know and I may be able to help you!

Work Experience

Entrepreneur In Residence


December 2012 - December 2016