After having lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 11 years, 10 months, and 10 days, I moved to Austin, TX. iFly.vc will become an Austin-based VC fund. We’re looking to expand the team and make more friends here!

Austin, TX (Credit: ?)

Companies, talents, and capital have been migrating from California to other states for various reasons like tax, politics, cost of living, etc. The topic has been widely covered. Although the Bay Area will remain the top location for VCs and start-ups, iFly.vc must embrace the trend and engage founders outside the Bay Area proactively. We have seen many…


  • Maintain current investor relations, including creating the investor profile database, and providing customized financial advisory services
  • Facilitate the team on fundraising and explore potential new individual and institutional investors
  • Monitor the portfolio companies, provide value-add services to companies operation, growth, and strategic business expansion
  • Formulate the company’s PR plan and strategies, create and maintain a favorable public image for the company, including attending industry conferences, workshops, and managing media relations and requests.

Requirements:

Master’s degree in Public Relations or Public Policy, 12 month’s experience in a Manager position, Excellent communication and influencing skills, strong research and execution skills

Please send resume to iFly Management LLC, ATTN: Han Shen,

Address: 329 Primrose Road, Suite 346, Burlingame CA 94011

E-mail: info@iFly.vc


  • Maintain current investor relations, including creating the investor profile database, and providing customized financial advisory services
  • Facilitate the team on fundraising and explore potential new individual and institutional investors
  • Monitor the portfolio companies, provide value-add services to companies operation, growth, and strategic business expansion
  • Formulate the company’s PR plan and strategies, create and maintain a favorable public image for the company, including attending industry conferences, workshops, and managing media relations and requests.

Requirements:

Master’s degree in Public Relations or Public Policy, 12 month’s experience in a Manager position, Excellent communication and influencing skills, strong research and execution skills

Please send resume to iFly Management LLC, ATTN: Han Shen,

Address: 329 Primrose Road, Suite 346, Burlingame CA 94011

E-mail: info@iFly.vc


Every day we spend lots of time writing on the computer or smartphone. Inevitably we repeat some sentences quite often. As I write at least dozens of emails a day, here are some examples that appear in my own writing quite often.

To schedule a call — “I’ll love to catch up. How about a call in the coming weeks? You can find my availability at <URL>. Please feel free to pick a time.”

To ask for a copy of the fundraising deck before the call/meeting with startup founders — “Can you please send us a copy of the fund-raising…


When I enrolled at the Wharton MBA program in 2007, I didn’t follow the traditional path to recruit for a summer internship but focused my entire free time on a start-up idea with a few friends in Philadelphia. But things seldom evolved as planned.

Resetting in my 2nd year at Wharton when the startup project failed and the global economy crashed.

In September 2008, my startup endeavor hit a steel wall because of a co-founder’s health issue. Around the same time, Lehman Brothers filed Chapter 11. The global financial crisis started.

Throughout the fall semester of my second year at…


After seven years in VC, I became a start-up founder in 2016. The start-up is a micro-VC firm called iFly.vc. Over the past few weeks, LinkedIn has kept reminding me of the fund’s fourth anniversary, which prompted me to think it is time to reflect on the key lessons that were learned and reinforced over the past four years of running iFly.vc as a start-up founder. Here are the takeaways I would like to share.

Fundraising is a humbling experience.

Between 2016 and 2019, I logged 680,000 miles and 1,500 hours of flights, a major chunk of which was for…

Han Shen

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