Our story

BeanStock Ventures was founded in 2018 by Shawnnah Monterrey, with the intention of making the development of innovative medical devices innovative, predicable, efficient and cost-effective for clients across the globe. Calling upon her own 20+ years experience working as a software development professional in the healthcare and life science space, as well as a skilled team of engineers, designers, quality assurance and other tech professionals with a shared passion for innovation.

Together, Shawnnah and the team identified two key areas where they could impact the innovative healthcare and life science industries:


As skilled professionals and consultants, with a proven track record of success, who could apply their extensive expertise to all stages of 3rd party product development and help clients avoid common mistakes.


As mentors and advisors, who for the same reasons as listed above, could help young start-ups in the industry find their footing and succeed.

With numerous products developed and an ever-growing investment portfolio, the team's
client-friendly approach is finding success on both counts.

Meet Shawnnah

With 20+ years’ experience in the medical industry, Shawnnah Monterrey knows a thing or two about guiding innovative products to market.

Prior to founding BeanStock Ventures, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California, San Diego and an executive MBA from San Diego State University, then went on to hold product development management positions across numerous global firms, including Illumina, Invetech, Medtronic and Carl Zeiss Meditec. Through this work, she continued to develop a passion for innovation in medical devices, life sciences, and biotechnology.

She also developed a strong belief that her diverse expertise and passion was limited within the constraints of the organization in which she belonged, and that, to make a true difference in the way healthcare products were delivered to the market, she had to set out for herself.

With that, BeanStock Ventures was born.



Lisa Coyne is a seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience in executive management roles in business development and strategic planning. Her market expertise is in medical device, life science, and business management and has worked alongside engineering teams with many of the industry leading medical companies such as Illumina, BD, Toshiba and Roche – Ventana. With a keen understanding of the leadership needed for the successful collaboration of engineering, operations, sales and marketing, she is a proven partner, helping business get to market and establish their brand. Lisa has chosen to focus her career on partnering with visionaries, such as Shawnnah Monterrey, the CEO of Beanstock Ventures, with which Lisa now holds the position of VP of Business Development.

She is a believer in the quote:

“Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
– Damon Richards

This is the standard for all her business leadership and decisions, and she champions this belief in every client engagement.

Meet Adam

With over 27 years’ experience in software engineering, over 19 years of that in the medical device and life science industry, Adam Darmstadt brings experience in product development from concept to launch, medical device regulations and building successful teams to BeanStock Ventures.

Adam obtained his degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany and started his career as a software engineer in mid-size engineering companies in Germany prior to moving to California in 2000 to join Zeiss Humphrey Instruments (now Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc.). Here he transitioned into program and team management positions where he drove common architecture and standard initiatives. Adam’s professional journey continued via Bio-Rad Laboratories, SCIEX (a Danaher company), Meditrina and recently Roche Diagnostics Information Solutions. He joined BeanStock Ventures in 2019 as the Director of Engineering.

He is passionate about using lean and agile methodologies to speed up reaching the end goal without compromising quality.


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At BeanStock, we take in a birds-eye view of your entire project, even if we are only responsible for a small scope of work. In addition to improving the quality of our deliverables, this big picture approach means that, at any time, we can step in to provide your company with the development oversight required to take your project across the finish line. By handling both the customer facing aspects of the product such as the digital design and implementation of the functional backend software, we present clients with a unified product that speak directly to your mission and vision.

We combine a transparent, client-friendly approach with years of experience and proven methodologies. Additionally, as a diverse, female-led company working in technology, we are also able to offer a unique perspective on your products and process.

The best way to get to learn what makes our team stand out? Get to know us!

Reach out today for an introductory chat and your free product assessment