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Shawn Colo
Co-founder and Managing Partner at 3L


Shawn is the Co-Founder and Managing General Partner of 3L Capital and is responsible for the firms investments in goPuff, gettacar, Goja, and ChowNow.

Shawn began his private equity career as an associate with Spectrum Equity Investors in 1997 in Menlo Park, CA. After spending a decade with Spectrum in Menlo Park and London, Shawn co-founded Demand Media in 2006.

At Demand Media Shawn served as a co-founder, board director, EVP Corporate Development, and CEO of the publicly traded company. Shawn and his team completed over 40 acquisitions, raised over $350mm as a private company, and was one of the the first Los Angeles internet companies to go public with a closing day market cap in excess of $1 billion in 2011. Demand Media is widely regarded as one of the most influential data-driven media companies of its era.

Agenda Sessions

  • Growth equity: where do the most compelling opportunities lie?