Shilpa Kannan is a Product Manager at Amazon. Shilpa started her career in private equity tech investing. After a few years of developing investing fundamentals, she grew curious about startup operations. She spent time at a VC helping their portfolio companies scale, working with entrepreneurs on everything from fundraising to international expansion to sales. Along the way, Shilpa stumbled across venture studios and was immediately drawn to the model. She loves the magic of systematically building startups by combining an investor’s mindset, passion for entrepreneurship, and operational acumen. Shilpa is now developing her product chops at Amazon. In the future, she hopes to use these critical skills to start her own venture studio.
A recent transplant to Seattle, Shilpa is slowly growing accustomed to the cloudy Pacific Northwest. She loves playing tennis, drinking good coffee, and crocheting on rainy days.
Shilpa graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BSc in Economics (Wharton) & a BAS in Computer Science. She also holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.