Purvi Shah
co-founder, partner & chief financial officer
 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 founding member, partner and CFO at defy, I am responsible for everything that falls under operations. It has been incredible to be at defy since the early days when Fund I was raised and have known and worked with the team for over 15 years. What makes my job so dynamic and unique is that I get to wear many different hats in a dynamic environment that supports great founders and 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 spin classes, read and spend time with my husband and two kids.

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