Shaun Sanders is an attorney, artist, startup founder, marketing and branding strategist, business development consultant.
Since 1999, Shaun has successfully developed and launched campaigns reaching over 500 million people around the world through social media, print, viral videos, animations, infographics, and television. While in law school, Shaun worked closely with his university’s startup incubator and has invested his time in working with local entrepreneurs to overcome the various industry-specific barriers their companies face. Beginning in December of 2014, Shaun helped build out the Innovation Institute at the University of California, Irvine, as its Collaboration Advocate. There, Shaun focused on developing relationships between startups, innovators, investment groups, and the wealth of other resources available in Southern California. Additionally, Shaun works with the largest angel investment organization in the United States, Tech Coast Angels, previously managing the collaboration and syndication of deals with several other major angel investment groups across the country.
In 2016, Shaun joined the investment arm of HOTB Software Solutions. In addition to his in-house counsel duties, Shaun seeks out and identifies viable new investments for the company, negotiates deal terms, and works one-on-one with entrepreneurs to solve their business development, technology, and scaling issues.
Shaun is also an avid community supporter who enjoys making information more accessible to people across all spectrums of learning style. He currently mentors more than a dozen children and adults with learning disabilities from several countries around the world.