Amit Shah focuses on early-stage investments, creating globally renowned businesses, where technology innovation and markets intersect. He targets large markets across all business sectors including materials related technologies; construction, semiconductors, advanced software solutions and systems.
Prior to founding Artiman Ventures, Amit was a successful repeat entrepreneur. Both companies he founded were acquired: Zeitnet (acquired by Cabletron) and PipeLinks (acquired by Cisco). He was also General Partner of Anthelion Capital, a seed stage venture firm based in Menlo Park, CA.
Amit holds a B.S.E.E from M.S. University Baroda and did graduate work at UC Irvine.
Over his career of 20+ years of investing he has led investments in many companies such as Everest Design Automation (acquired by Synopsys), IKANOS (Nasdaq: IKAN), iManage (Nasdaq: IMAN), Lightwire (acquired by Cisco Systems), Netscaler (acquired by Citrix), Sierra Design Automation (acquired by Mentor Graphics), Tavant (acquired by Ameriquest).
He is currently on the boards of Ultrasense, Tonbo Imaging and Niron Magnetics.
He is an avid reader of historical fiction and biographies of interesting people. He is passionate about trying to understand wine and playing better golf, with unfailingly similar outcomes of failure to do so. That has not prevented him from continuing to try.