Shamir is a software engineer from India who moved to the U.S. and pursued financial technology and banking. He founded Simple Bank, which sold to BBVA for $117 million. Before Simple, Shamir was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. where he focused on strategy consulting for financial institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and the US. He has a bachelor’s in computer science, a master’s in information technology, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
His latest venture is Sila, which offers simple, secure, and compliant APIs accelerate financial innovation across the globe by connecting blockchains and traditional banking systems.