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Uncork Capital

Uncork Capital

Uncork Capital is an early stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA. The firm was formerly known as SoftTech VC.

Uncork Capital (formerly known as SoftTech VC) is an early stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA. Backed primarily by institutional investors.



The firm invests across B2B and B2C opportunities including SaaS, software infrastructure, developer tools, marketplaces, consumer services, and hardware. Notable portfolio companies include Vungle, Fitbit ($FIT), Sendgrid ($SEND), Eventbrite, Wildfire (acquired by Google), Mint (acquired by Intuit), Postmates, Poshmark, Front, LaunchDarkly, Molukule, Shippo, Hired, ClassDojo, StyleSeat, and Vidyard.



Founder Jeff Clavier started making angel investments in 2004. In 2011, the first SoftTech VC fund of $15 million was raised; representing one of the original institutionalized super angel funds.



Team

  • In 2010, Charles Hudson joined as a Partner. He later left the firm in 2016 to found his own Venture Capital Firm: Precursor Ventures
  • In 2011, Stephanie Palmeri joined the firm as a Senior Associate. In 2016 she was promoted to Partner
  • In 2015, Andy McLoughlin joined as a Venture Partner. In 2016 he was promoted to Partner



There are three investing partners at the firm - Jeff Clavier, Andy McLoughlin and Stephanie Palmeri.

Timeline

Funded Companies

25 Results
Company
Company
Description
Description
Website
Website
Industry
Industry
Location
Location

Human Interest (formerly Captain 401) is a company that participated in the S15 cohort of Y Combinator. It offers 401(k) retirement plans for small businesses and startups. It was founded in 2015 and is located in San Francisco, California. 

A technology company making a air purifier using nanotechnology to destroy pollutants.

Survata is a marketing research company selling brand intelligence.

Wonderschool offers a platform where people can start infant and toddler programs and preschools out of their homes.

An online platform for buying, selling, and creating cryptocollectables.

IoT and analytics company for pharma & biotech manufacturing processes company

A deep learning company that develops and builds OS for Brick & Mortar Retail

Use Coder Enterprise to eliminate time wasted configuring, securing, and powering development environments. Let developers focus on the product.

Crossbeam is a collaborative data platform that helps companies build more valuable partnerships.

Shippo provides a multi-carrier API and dashboard to help merchants and platforms get real-time rates, print labels, automate international paperwork, track package delivery, and verify addresses.

Inscribe provides an API helping companies detect fraudulent documents.

Huckleberry is a San Francisco-based insurance company.

Scroll is a company founded by Tony Haile.

Pared is a San Francisco-based restaurant company founded by Dave Lu.

test.ai is a San Francisco-based mobile app company.

Associated investment funds

4 Results
Investment Fund
Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Location
Date signed
Date signed
35,000,000
14,525,000
January 5, 2011
100,000,000
January 19, 2016

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Alon Rotem

Attorney



Andy McLoughlin

Partner



Ashley Cravens

Director of Operations 



Ben Smith

Investor



Caden Jennings

Office Operations and Community Manager 



Charles Hudson

Former Partner



Hans Swildens

Investor



Founder & Partner



Kat Dawe

Employee



Marc Ruxin

Investor



Michael Kim

Investor



Michael Tanne

Investor



Partner



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