Managing Partner
Acumen Venture

 Shane is a Managing Partner at Acumen Ventures, an Australian based venture capital firm investing in enterprise technology companies across Australia and South East Asia.

Previously he was an Investment Manager at Playford Capital, where he worked with Maxamine Inc (acquired by Accenture NYSE:ACN), Dspace (acquired by EMS Technologies NASDAQ:ELMG), Embertec and Signostics and led investments in several other companies in infrastructure optimization, environmental sensing and network end-point security.

He has also worked in a range of investment, transaction and strategy roles with Itek Ventures (Cohda Wireless and GTA Australia), Method Advisory and the Australian Institute for Commercialisation.

He currently teaches Entrepreneurial Strategy and Finance at the University of Adelaide and Ngee Ann Institute Singapore.

Shane holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of South Australia, received a full scholarship to study a Master of Science & Technology Commercialisation from the University of Adelaide, and is an alumnus of the Venture Capital Institute, in Atlanta, USA.

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