Sheel leads the 500 FinTech Fund and accelerator. His own startup experience includes 2 successful FinTech exits – a payments company and a high-stakes auction company. He also co-founded a food business called Thistle and a startup podcast called The Pitch (sold to Gimlet media). He formerly worked as a financial services consultant at BCG and started his FinTech career at the non-profit p2p lender Kiva. Sheel holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS from Carnegie Mellon.