Shasta Ventures Promotes Sean Flynn

Shasta Ventures has promoted Sean Flynn to the position of principal. He joined the firm in 2008 as a senior associate, and has worked on such investments as Smule, Gowalla and Demdex.


Early-stage venture capital firm Shasta Ventures is pleased to announce the promotion of Sean Flynn to Principal. Flynn joined the firm in September 2008 as a Senior Associate, and focuses on investments in the consumer Internet and mobile sectors. Recently, he has worked on Shasta investments such as Smule, Gowalla and Demdex.

“Sean has strong operating experience which has proven to be valuable in his role at Shasta”, according to Tod Francis, Managing Director at Shasta Ventures. “We are thrilled to have Sean take on a bigger role for Shasta. He has been a big contributor to the firm,”

“I’m excited to expand my role for the Shasta team. There are tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurs right now, particularly in the mobile and consumer Internet spaces, and I look forward to working with those entrepreneurs to help transform their ideas into reality” said Flynn.

Before joining Shasta Ventures, Flynn worked at Yahoo where he was Senior Director of business development and business operations for Yahoo’s communication and community products, as well as holding various product management and strategy roles. During that time, he helped Yahoo Mail become highly profitable and the leading online email provider. Sean also previously worked in investment banking for Morgan Stanley where he advised venture-backed start-ups. He holds a BS in Economics from Brown University.