Paras Shah

Paras Shah

Entrepreneur in Austin


My biggest passion lies at the intersection of oil and gas, technology, data, and law. If you're working on a business, software, or a project and you think I can help, I'd like to hear from you.

I have deep experience in navigating governmental agencies and can often help you and your business in execution if you're building in a space that has red tape, bureaucracy, or a lot of regulation.

If you're involved in a lawsuit or considering initiating one, I can help you de-risk both the financial and emotional outcomes. I actively fund litigation and would be happy to discuss how we could work together - just give me a shout.

Work Experience

2023 — Now

We've built software to help Texas oil and gas operators make informed decisions. We've built a cutting-edge platform offering comprehensive pricing and analytics for every oil and gas well in Texas, empowering operators with real-time, AI-driven insights. Our service, trusted by industry leaders, covers all 254 Texas counties and over 3000 operators, revolutionizing decision-making in the oil and gas sector with detailed reports and actionable data

2019 — Now

I build software and run a business that helps royalty owners get paid correctly from operators. We aggressively enforce contractual relationships and have helped hundreds of royalty owners.

2017 — 2021
Washington D.C.

Secure Credit Systems, a startup focused on redefining credit score calculation methods, was acquired. My role involved contributing to product and technology development as well as formulating and executing go-to-market strategies.

2014 — 2018

I led the data and strategy division at RunTitle, a venture backed oil and gas software company. We built the world's most extensive database of mineral title, which facilitated a platform for mineral owners and buyers to engage in transactions. Our goal was to demystify mineral rights, simplifying the market and making ownership records easily accessible to everyone.


2020 — Now

As the founder and meet director of the Schrader 1600, I have led this track meet for more than 15 years, fostering an environment where athletes of all ages and abilities can strive for personal bests in the mile race. This meet has grown to become the largest of its kind in the country, dedicated solely to the mile.

Every year, 100% of every dollar we make goes back into the community. Click here to see a great example of some of the work we've done in the community.

2015 — Now

We are a local running group, backed by Under Armour, that meets every Tuesday night at 7.00p at Mean Eyed Cat for a #HAF workout.

2012 — Now
Volunteer at Austin Resource Center for the Homeless

My friend Michael and I serve 100+ meals on Wednesday nights at Austin Resource Center for the Homeless.

2019 — 2023

As a board member of the Austin Symphony BATS, the young professional group of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, I primarily focused on organizing events and spearheading fundraising initiatives. My role was instrumental in promoting classical symphonic music and supporting the cultural and educational development of young professionals in Austin.

2019 — 2022

As a charter member of TiE Austin, a global organization committed to supporting entrepreneurship, I played a key role in founding the TiE Austin Angels investment group and was pivotal in revitalizing both programming and the chapter itself, reinforcing TiE's mission of fostering business growth and reducing poverty.

2017 — 2020
Board Member at Back The Track

Established a public-private partnership to raise funds. The goal was to support the local running community's continued access to the Austin High School track, while also enhancing the campus facilities for the students

2006 — 2010

Served on the Young Jains of America board. YJA strives to bring together the knowledge of the global community with the opportunity of the 21st century to cultivate Jain values in tomorrow’s leaders. Additionally, we organize a biennial convention hosting 1000+ youth from around North America.


2009 — 2012
Baton Rouge

Track and Cross Country at LSU