Carolan rejoins Menlo Ventures, firm ramps up its consumer investing

Menlo Ventures is putting new resources behind its consumer investing, hiring three new staffers and bringing back Shawn Carolan as a managing director.

It also plans to open a San Francisco office.

Carolan rejoins the firm after a full-time, two-year stint running his own e-mail productivity company called Handle.

“I learned a lot,” Carolan said. “I know it is going to make me a much better investor.”

In addition to Carolan, the firm will hire a new partner and two associates. Carolan initially joined Menlo in 2002 and backed such companies as Siri, Uber and Roku.