Shane Kelly is Head of Investments for CrowdSmart, a fund bringing accredited investor, mentor, and computational intelligence together to drive transparency and intelligence to founders and investors.
Shane founded Wolverine Angels, an early stage investment firm and mentor network with investments including Neurable and Phase Four. The firm pools capital and expertise from the global University of Michigan alumni community to accelerate early stage tech startups. Its Los Angeles and San Francisco chapters host demo nights and private events featuring investors and entrepreneurs in the tech community. While Wolverine Angels is a private endeavor with no requirement for its investments to be affiliated with Michigan, access to a global mentor network is available to alumni entrepreneurs.
Previously, Shane helped GreeneStreet Films raise several rounds of venture capital and build a slate of over 20 motion pictures generating over $250 million at the box office. His operational responsibility spanned film finance, international distribution, and digital media. His motion picture credits include Movie 43 and Awake.
Shane holds an MBA with distinction from University of Michigan where he was a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow. He earned a BS cum laude from Morehouse College where he studied Math and Physics. During school he circumnavigated Earth by boat in 100 days through Semester at Sea.
Expertise: Founder / CEO skills, Fundraising / Finance, Fundraising vs Bootstrapping, Media + Tech.