Adam is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wilshire Lane Capital. Prior to founding Wilshire Lane Capital, he worked as a venture capital investor at Fifth Wall Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. Before his career in venture capital, Adam worked as an investor on Wall Street, both as a hedge fund investor at The Carlyle Group and in the Real Estate Group at Morgan Stanley in New York City. Adam graduated with High Honors from Harvard College and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Adam is a current Board Member for Stuf Storage, Piñata, Radish Health, Hungry House, Pronto Housing, and Colleen AI.
Adam was also selected to GlobeSt’s 2022 Fifty Under 40 Professionals in Real Estate list as well as to Commercial Observer’s 2022 and 2023 Power 30 Top Executives in PropTech list. He is also a Board Member for 9 Dots, an education non-profit focused on providing subsidized computer science education to children from underprivileged backgrounds. He was also appointed to the Board of Commissioners for the $1.6 Billion Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), the largest provider of affordable housing to residents of Los Angeles.
Chao is a Principal at Wilshire Lane Capital. Prior to joining Wilshire Lane Capital, he was a private equity professional at Tricon Capital in San Francisco, focused on opportunistic real estate investments across North America. He started his career in Citi’s investment banking division, where he executed mergers & acquisitions and financings across a variety of industries. Chao graduated from Northwestern University, with Honors and magna cum laude, and has an MBA from the Wharton School, where he was a Palmer Scholar.
Naznin is a Vice President at Wilshire Lane Capital. Prior to joining, she was a private equity professional at HGGC, a $6 billion private equity firm based in Palo Alto, and GoldPoint Partners, a $16 billion private equity firm based in New York. She started her career in investment banking, working on M&A transactions at Duff & Phelps. Naznin graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University - Gabelli School of Business, earning a BS in Finance and Accounting.
Shane Bates is the Head of Finance at Wilshire Lane Capital with over 12 years of experience in accounting and finance roles, specifically in the alternative investment industry. Prior to joining Wilshire Lane Capital, Shane was a Vice President at Mainstream Fund Services where he was instrumental in the growth of their US private equity and venture capital business. He has extensive experience with end-to-end fund administration services and has worked with multiple industry-leading technology platforms and hundreds of alternative funds. Shane is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana where he obtained both his bachelor’s degree in accounting and MBA.