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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.

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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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