Born and raised in Changsha, China, Shan grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. Facing new challenges head-on was something she experienced and was inspired by at an early age. She watched her father hustle to build a company brick by brick.
Shan landed in the United States with just two big suitcases the summer before college. She went on to study subjects ranging from international relations to algorithmic trading. Her focus on the intersection of technology and commerce trained her to break down business problems and industry changes with a rigorous analytical mindset while maintaining a high level of intellectual curiosity.
Shan joined Lightspeed in 2020 as a Partner on the Growth team to invest in category-defining consumer and software companies. Prior to working in venture, Shan spent three years investing in the public market as a hedge fund analyst at Point72 Asset Management. There, she covered 70+ U.S. and European TMT and consumer companies.