Sean Sheppard

Managing Partner

I believe technology and innovation can impact more lives if we make them practically more human-centric. I am poised to use my 30 years of experience in entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, and leadership to make the world a better place.

Currently a VC, CEO of the Americas at U.plus, and co-founder of GrowthX and GrowthX Academy.

Many call me a serial entrepreneur.


I fell in love with golf at a very young age. Wanted to make it a career but something happened. While at a community meetup in California, I was inspired by amazing stories from startup founders, and my hidden passion for entrepreneurship got triggered.

To cut the story short, I decided to take the bull by the horn, enrolled in business coaching and mentorship programs, and started my own business.


I have been able to exit three successful startups to IBM, Limelight Networks, and the other to a private equity group. I have equally grown dozens of early-stage companies across a wide variety of products and markets.

I have helped hundreds of startups pull through the early venture, series A, and growth stages.

As a serial tech entrepreneur, I have had a long list of failures before becoming a 5x Founder with 3 exits Launching 3 venture funds, and a global product-market fit accelerator and school to train people to work in Silicon Valley Startups. I have a knack for launching new innovations.

With these experiences, It is my greatest joy promoting employee engagement, diversity, and future of work best practices. Sharing my knowledge in business with young entrepreneurs and helping them avoid the mistakes I made early on is so fulfilling.


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Our company U+ has built close to 90 businesses and created over $1b in market value
Recently named the #2 Online Sales Influencer and contributor at The Huffington Post.

I am now committed to working with countries, companies, entrepreneurs on building startup ecosystems and developing the next generation of leaders for the innovation economy.

Let’s innovate and go-to-market together.

Drop me a DM if I am someone you’d like to collaborate with.

Skills for the Innovation Economy

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Skills for the Innovation Economy

In this episode of Dubb’s podcast, “Connection Loop”, Dubb’s Founder, Ruben Dua (@rubendua) meets with Sean Sheppard. Topics explored include: #Innovation #Skills #Economy

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