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Ms. Shayna Modarresi is a Venture Partner at XG Ventures. Prior to joining XG Ventures, Shayna managed DLA Piper's Venture Group where she focused on making investment recommendations and enhancing the funding prospects of early and growth stage companies as well as actively managing portfolio companies. Prior to DLA, Shayna was with Probitas Partners and CMEA where she advised on and was responsible for raising more than $3B from institutional, venture, and strategic investors.

While at Probitas, Shayna also advised on the firm's secondary activities. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, Shayna spent approximately six years as an Investment Banker, advising numerous multinational and regional corporate clients on merger & acquisitions and private placement transactions. She started her career in the Investment Banking Group at Lazard in New York.

Shayna holds a B.S. in Molecular Cell Biology and a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of California at Berkeley. Shayna sits on the Investment Advisory Board of MIT/Portugal Ventures' Call for Entrepreneurship Program and was recently invited by Advance, the government-funded network for Australian expatriates, to lead startup workshops in Sydney and Melbourne in an effort to help promising entrepreneurs secure partnerships and funding sources in Silicon Valley.

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