Purvi Shah
co-founder, partner & cfo

 Purvi Shah
wide-eyed kid >> operational mastermind

“As a daughter of an immigrant entrepreneur, I was taught early to be my own person and make my own path.”

As a partner and CFO at defy, I am responsible for everything under the operations belt. What makes my job fun is that I get to wear many hats in a dynamic environment that supports great founders and their companies.

Before joining the firm, I worked at General Catalyst for 11 years as a fund​ controller. Prior to that, I worked in mutual funds at both Investors Bank and Trust and State Street Research. In my spare time, I love to take Orange Theory classes​, read, and spend time with my family.

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