Amit Shah

Author: Amit Shah

I am a partner of Artiman Ventures and I focus on early stage investments which intersect technologies and markets in unique ways. I look for large markets independent of sectors and have invested in materials related technologies (Adama Materials), construction technologies (Aditazz), dynamic and large scale analytics (Guavus) , consumer motion processing amongst others. Prior to founding Artiman Ventures, I was a repeat entrepreneur and had two startups: ZeitNet (acq. Cabletron) and Pipelinks (acq. CISCO). I was also General Partner of Anthelion Capital which was a seed stage investor. Over my career I have led investments in many companies such as Everest Design Automation (acq. Synopsys), IKANOS (Nasdaq: IKAN), iManage (Nasdaq: IMAN), Lightwire (Acq. Cisco Systems), Netscaler (acq. Citrix), Sierra Design Automation (acq. Mentor Graphics), and Tavant (acq. Ameriquest). I am currently on the boards of Aditazz, Invensense, Guavus, Adama Materials, Auryn and Cellmax.

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Amit Shah of Artiman Ventures Wants Entrepreneurs to Question Everything

By September 12, 2019

Shah explains Artiman Ventures’ white space investment philosophy. September 12, 2019 By Grace Wood – UCI Beall Applied Innovation recently welcomed Amit Shah, founder and partner at Artiman Ventures, an early-stage,…

Have investors allowed tech founders like Uber’s Travis Kalanick to grow too powerful?

By June 14, 2017

— Amit Shah, Partner, Artiman Ventures, comments to The Los Angeles Times on the delicate balance of Silicon Valley company structure to public company boards — Paresh Dave and James Rufus…

Narendra Modi signs US tech deals

By September 27, 2015

— Amit Shah, Partner, Artiman Ventures, comments to The Financial Times on investing and entrepreneurship in the Indian tech market — Leslie Hook – Financial Times – September 27, 2015…

Virtual Reality (part 2): Where is it heading?

By June 10, 2015

— Amit Shah, Managing Director, Artiman Ventures, comments to IDG Connect on the future of Virtual Reality (VR) in Part 2 of their 3-part series — Posted by Kathryn Cave…

Virtual Reality (part 1): Where we stand in 2015

By June 9, 2015

— Amit Shah, Managing Director, Artiman Ventures, comments to IDG Connect on the future of Virtual Reality (VR) — Posted by Kathryn Cave – June 09, 2015 – IDG Connect –…

Materials World: The R&D Opportunity Startups Can’t Afford To Miss

By January 14, 2015

We live in a materials world. What we wear, walk on, sit on, sleep on, drive in, or build with are all based on synthetic materials.  And this industry, although…

Does Higher Education Actually Prepare You For Your Career? Depends.

By April 18, 2014

Have we as a society become so perverse that we are now begging colleges and universities to “relieve us” of $150k to 200k for a basic bachelor’s degree? Is it…

Black Tee Rule: Build A Company, Not A Product Or Feature

By March 13, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, we introduced five rules of white space investing along with their associated ratios. One of the rules, which is perhaps the most hotly debated, is…