About The Speaker
Shruti Shah is the co-founder and former COO of Y Combinator-backed Move Loot, an online full-service marketplace for buying and selling used furniture, where she helped to raise 22 million dollars to scale the business across the United States. Until recent she used to be an entrepreneur in residence at Silicon Valley Bank. Prior to co-founding Move Loot, Shruti worked for the New Schools Venture Seed Fund, a seed fund that invests in early-stage education technology companies. In 2016, she was honoured by Forbes as a 2016 30 Under 30 recipient in Retail and E-Commerce and the Aspen Institute as an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar in re-imagining capitalism. Shruti started her professional career as a public-school teacher. Teaching was a challenging experience that helped her develop persistence and quickness. Soon she realised that her passion lies in entrepreneurship.