Ask A VC: Menlo Ventures’ Shawn Carolan On Sourcing Siri, How He Wants To Solve Email Overload And More

Menlo Ventures Managing Director Shawn Carolan stopped by the studio for our Ask A VC series.

Carolan, who focuses on consumer tech investments for Menlo Ventures, chatted about how he sourced the firm’s investment in Siri, which was acquired by Apple and is the underlying technology behind the company’s “intelligent personal assistant.” Carolan also addressed the firm’s recent departure of Shervin Pishevar, and the addition of newest partner, Venky Ganesan. And we revealed that Carolan is spending most of his time these days working on a new stealth startup, called Handle. Check out the video for more.