Shayna Modarresi is the Regional Manager of the Venture Pipeline Group for Silicon Valley / Bay Area, where she is focused on enhancing the funding prospects of early / growth stage ventures and advising on strategic business issues critical to funding. She works directly with the investment community, screening and scrubbing deal flow to match investors' specific needs while connecting start-ups with targeted funding sources – by leveraging the firm’s collective global network of angel, venture, institutional and strategic investors. Shayna has more than nine years of industry experience. She has spent the last four years advising on and responsible for raising more than $2B in capital from institutional, high net worth, venture, and strategic investors while at Probitas Partners. While at Probitas, Shayna also advised on the firm’s secondary activities. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, Shayna spent approximately six years as an Investment Banker, advising numerous multinational and regional corporate clients on merger & acquisition transactions. She also has experience in equity and debt capital market financing. Shayna started her career in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Lazard in New York.
Shayna holds a BS in Molecular Cell Biology and a BA in Mass Communications from the University of California at Berkeley.