Shelley Zhuang Founder and Managing Partner Shelley has over fifteen years of experience in technology as a software engineer, research scientist, business executive, and venture capitalist. She founded 11.2 Capital to support founders solving the biggest challenges facing our world with emerging technologies. Shelley led 11.2's investments in White Ops, Cruise Automation, Ginkgo Bioworks, Auransa, Forter, Hinge Health, Passage AI, Aeva, Covariant.AI. Prior to founding 11.2 Capital, Shelley was formerly EVP of Business Development at Ecoplast Technologies, where she oversaw business development & sales efforts in North America. Previously, Shelley was a Principal at DFJ, where she was actively involved in a number of investments including Ecoplast Technologies, FeedBurner (acquired by Google for $100M), Flurry (acquired by Yahoo for $240M), PPLive (acquired by Suning for $420M), TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster for $265M), Xfire (acquired by Viacom for $102M), YeePay. Shelley is a techie at heart and holds a BS in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently an advisor at Skydeck, ML7 Associate at Creative Destruction Lab, and served on Enigma 2016's program committee.
Jacob Smith Principal
Jake is passionate about helping founders solve the biggest challenges facing our world in healthcare and technology. Jake brings venture and startup experience, having worked across three early stage healthcare funds and a startup accelerator. At 11.2 Capital, Jake focuses on early stage investments in data-driven healthcare, which encompasses computational health, digital therapeutics, and synthetic biology. Prior to 11.2 Capital, Jake helped launch 30Ventures, an early-stage healthcare and biotechnology fund focusing on digital health and precision medicine. Jake was formerly an Associate at gener8tor, a nationally ranked startup accelerator, and Lewis & Clark Ventures, a $125M series A and B growth capital fund in the Midwest. Jake holds a Biochemistry degree and MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from University of Wisconsin, where he still advises as a proud Badger alumni.
Jonathan Mo Senior Associate
Jonathan studies frontier technologies and is inspired by the number of startups that are increasingly building products based on deep-technology innovations. At 11.2 Capital Jonathan focuses on early stage investments in machine learning, space, and hardware. He especially loves helping startups discover engineering and product talent. Prior to 11.2 Capital, Jonathan was an Associate at TandemLaunch Ventures, where he analyzed new frontier technologies and sourced teams for portfolio companies. Previously he also worked in the Boston venture debt group at Silicon Valley Bank, where he supported deals in the hardware, consumer, and life sciences verticals with a strong focus on science and technology analysis. He studied astrophysics, biology, and political theory at Columbia University, earned two graduate degrees in the life sciences, and studied strategy at The London School of Economics. A native New Yorker and science-fiction enthusiast, Jonathan is eager to help founders building new worlds.