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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

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Andy McLoughlin

Partner

Ashley Cravens

Director of Operations

Ben Smith

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Caden Jennings

Office Operations and Community Manager

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Connie Loizos
September 3, 2021
TechCrunch
In many ways, there has never been a better time to be a venture capitalist. Nearly everyone in the industry is raking in money, either through long-awaited exits or because more capital flooding into the industry has meant more money in management fees -- and sometimes both. Still, a growing number of early-stage investors are [...]
August 18, 2020
WebWire
Flux, the internal mobility platform that helps employees grow their skills while contributing to business critical work, today announced its launch out of stealth and $3 million in funding, led by Uncork Capital and Amplify Partners. , , , , Due to layoffs and hiring freezes, companies are being forced to get the most out of the headcount they have. At the same time, employers are competing for top talent and finding themselves in costly, ongoing hiring cycles. In either case, existing "H...
Ingrid Lunden
August 10, 2020
TechCrunch
Angel funding, seed investing and generally focusing on earlier stage investing is a huge business in the world of startups these days -- it helps investors get in early to the most promising companies, and (because of the smaller size of the checks) allows for even the less prolific to spread their bets. There was [...]

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