Shayna Modarresi
Managing Director, Technology

Shayna joined Runway in 2021 as Managing Director; she focuses on investments in the technology sector.

Before joining Runway, Shayna was the Founder and Managing Partner of Lodestar Ventures, an early stage venture fund investing in technology companies that create lifestyle efficiencies. Shayna also served as an Investment Advisor to Correlation Ventures, where she sourced investments in early/growth stage technology companies. Prior to Lodestar, Shayna was a Partner at XG Ventures where she helped back nearly 50 companies (five of whom reached IPO: FB, TWTR, BOX, SFT, WISH). Before XG, Shayna managed DLA Piper’s venture group where she focused on making investment recommendations and enhancing the funding prospects of early and growth stage companies. Earlier in her career, Shayna was with Probitas Partners, where she was responsible for raising more than $3B from institutional investors for venture funds such as Scale Venture Partners, BCE Ventures, and IDG Ventures. While at Probitas, Shayna also advised on the firm’s secondary activities. She started her career in Investment Banking at Lazard and spent six years executing on M&A and Private Placements. Shayna was named a Women of Influence in Venture Capital by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and was a featured investor in the 2020 book “The Intelligent Investor: Silicon Valley”.

Shayna is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. She holds degrees in Molecular Cell Biology and Mass Communications.

  • Joined Runway in 2021 as Managing Director
  • Previously: Founder and Managing Partner of Lodestar Ventures
  • Previously: Partner at XG Ventures
  • B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley