Founding General Partner
Shahin Hedayat has passion for high tech startups aiming to solve complex problems through collective human ingenuity. Shahin is an investor at Candou Ventures which he co-founded in 2015. From 1997 through 2015 Shahin was an entrepreneur starting companies with the intention of creating positive social outcome and economic benefits for all stakeholders.
As an entrepreneur, Shahin co-founded 5 companies and served various roles as President, CEO, Chairman and Board Member. Those companies are Centillium Communication (IPO), Beceem Communication (Acquired by Broadcom), Enverv (Acquired by Semtech), Apixio (in operation) and Polyup (in operation). Centillium, Beceem and Enverv exits generated over $4B of shareholder value. Apixio and Polyup are currently operating and growing.
Prior to 1997, Shahin held technical and managerial roles at Cirrus Logic for 11 years where he became VP of Engineering of communication product line with $90M revenue.
Shahin holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan (1981,1983) and is named on 9 U.S. patents.