Venture Capital has changed...
The process for building and growing technology startups has changed significantly over the past decade. Fundraising must also evolve with the demands required by today's entrepreneurs. New Stack Ventures was founded on the principle that both the 'Tech Stack' and the 'Funding Stack' will continue to evolve.
We lead rounds at the 1st Institutional Stage of Funding. This stage is often called the pre-seed, early seed, or angel round. Startups are typically pre-revenue, in pilots/PoCs, or early Commercialization.
New Stack invests broadly across sectors, categories, and business types. The team has unique expertise in the following areas:
Themes that we look for include:
New Stack Team
Developer-> M&A-> Product Mgr-> VC
Prior to New Stack, Nick worked for Danaher (NYSE: DHR) in M&A and Product Management. There he developed one of the most successful products in the company's history -- an analytical device for testing compounds in drinking water at nano scale. In addition to investing, Nick founded the 1st Venture Capital podcast, The Full Ratchet.
Chief Operating Officer
Attorney-> Angel-> VC
J.R.'s career spans 15+ years as an attorney, in which developed expertise in patent litigation, representing a variety of inventors and corporations. He has successfully litigated $B+ through patent infringement suits and licensing. J.R. has also worked extensively in the venture space, including venture capital fund formation, venture capital financing, startup formation, and corporate matters.
Marketing-> BD-> Design Prj Mgr-> Founder-> VC
Mark has 25+ years of management experience leading design and technical innovation for multi-national A/E/C and emerging tech companies. Mark is the Founder/ CEO of LyteShot, an immersive augmented reality (AR) gaming platform leveraging the cloud and connected devices. Mark leads Malex Design, a consultancy developing solutions bridging virtual and built environments. Early investor in Build A Bear Workshop (NYSE: BBW).
Growth Marketing -> VC
Prior to New Stack, Austin helped early-stage startups nail their customer acquisition and top-line growth metrics through paid acquisition and product optimization. He's worked with startups including a global rideshare service, an IoT Smart Home security system, and a Millennial/Gen Z focused e-commerce brand. These efforts led him to venture capital, beginning as a scout in Los Angeles and now as an analyst for New Stack.
Founder -> VC
Prior to New Stack, Nate co-founded Monarc, a deepTech / Robotics company in the sportsTech space. There he served as CEO and led product development, prior to exit. Nate also helped design and engineer Monarc's products, receiving multiple patents for his work. His experience ultimately led him to venture capital where he is passionate about deepTech, marketplaces, and all things consumer.
Graphic Design/Marketing -> Event Management -> VC
Prior to New Stack, Liz worked in graphic design and marketing, helping companies design their brands and advertise through social media channels. She also has an extensive administrative background in areas such as, event coordination, executive support and office management. Today, Liz is our executive assistant at New Stack, providing support to the team and handling podcast production for The Full Ratchet.
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