Shaunak S. Mali

Founder, Permian Capital Management

From seed funding to IPO, Shaunak has worked among a diverse range of high-growth technology companies during his decade-long tenure in Silicon Valley. Shaunak brings a unique perspective shaped by venture capitalist strategy discussions, involvement in startup successes / failures and an inside view of multi-round venture capital funding. In his most recent Silicon Valley capacity, Shaunak joined Checkr as the first solutions engineer. Checkr, founded in 2014 and funded by well-known venture capital firms such as Accel and Institutional Venture Partners, leverages technology to provide the quickest and most convenient background checks in the industry.

Prior to joining Checkr, Shaunak worked at Optimizely as an Enterprise Solutions Architect, where he guided clients through implementation of Optimizely’s industry-leading A/B testing and conversion rate software working with customers such as Disney, Jawbone, CNN & iHeart Media to integrate Optimizely’s product into varying customer systems. Graduating with an undergraduate computer science degree from University of Pune, Shaunak went on to obtain a Masters degree in Software Engineering from the University of Southern California.