Shan Kuang Vice President, Investment Development

Shan Kuang

At T/R, we work on a day-by-day basis with each business, helping them monitor the health of their sales funnels at every stage.

Turn/River is passionate about pursuing new operational knowledge that we can use to help companies reach their full potential. We’re like a team of mechanics—forever testing and tinkering with the latest methods of improving a car’s performance so that when we find eager drivers, we can help them drive faster.

While studying actuarial sciences in college, I decided I’d rather apply my technical background to investing instead. Halfway through my degree, I switched programs and discovered my love for investing in public companies while predicting market growth catalysts. After college, I joined a technology investment bank, and then moved on to a growth equity firm focusing on software and internet investments. 

I met T/R in 2019, and right away I knew that it was something different. Seeing its operational involvement, entrepreneurial culture, and collaborative environment inspired me to join the team. Today, I surface investment opportunities and evaluate new deals. I spend a lot of my time learning about many new companies, meeting with entrepreneurs, CEOs and investors, and keeping our deal pipeline active. 

At T/R, we work on a day-by-day basis with each business, helping them monitor the health of their sales funnels at every stage. People are always surprised that we have such frequent syncs with our portfolio companies, and how everyone on the team knows what is going on at each business.

Outside of work, I love surfing in Pacifica, trying new vegan food, and attending live music concerts. I also speak Mandarin!

Joined

2020

Education

Western University

Prior Experience

Union Square Advisors

Riverwood Capital