I’m thrilled to announce today that a friend and former colleague, Brent Tworetzky, is returning to the firm as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
Brent joins Shasta from Chegg, a textbook rental service, where he served as General Manager of the textbooks and eTextbooks divisions and was responsible for running and growing Chegg’s overall multi-million dollar textbook business. Brent built Chegg’s deeply technical and user-centric eTextbook service from initial team, to product, to market, and also led Chegg’s core textbooks business, improving both customer satisfaction and business success. Earlier this year, Business Insider named Brent one of Silicon Valley’s 13 Secret Rockstars.
In his new role at Shasta, Brent will explore new ideas around a disruptive new consumer web service in commerce, education, healthcare or financial services. He will also act as a mentor and sounding board for Shasta entrepreneurs who are creating companies that deliver exceptional customer experiences.
Previously, Brent held business development, product and strategy roles at WebMD and Mint.com. Brent was an associate at Shasta in 2007.
At Shasta we believe in building long-term relationships with our entrepreneurs. The fact that Brent has returned to work with us is testament to our ‘founders first’ philosophy. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work side-by-side with Brent again.