• Investing in Outsiders

  • Startup Creation has changed...

    While the "tech stack" has evolved rapidly over the past decade, the "talent stack" has changed even more significantly. Founders are no longer required to be Silicon Valley insiders in order to create transformational technology. New Stack was founded on the premise that new categories will be created by new innovators in new locations around the world.

    New Stack leads rounds at the angel, pre-seed, or seed stage. We typically invest between $500k and $1.5M into startups that are pre-revenue, in pilots/PoCs, or early Commercialization.

     

    Focus Areas

     

    New Stack invests broadly across sectors and categories with an emphasis on B2B SaaS, Fintech, Supply Chain, Proptech, Healthcare, and eCommerce.

     
     
    Philosophy
     
    At New Stack, we invest in outsiders. Our startups don't look like what's commonly funded in Silicon Valley. The standard formula of Stanford educated, Google trained, Bay Area-located is NOT what we're looking for. We believe in mission-driven founders with an irrational commitment to their cause --regardless of location or circumstance.

     

     

    Themes that we look for include:

    • TRACTABLE: Tools that give non-experts, expert capabilities
    • UGV: Platforms that empower users to generate value
    • ACCESS TO IDLE SUPPLY: Activating idle capacity
    • TROJAN HORSE: Targeted beachhead provides access to broader opportunity
    • NETWORK EFFECTS: Value increases as users increase
    • BD INNOVATION: Customer acquisition strategy is as novel as the product
    • COMPETING W/ NON-CONSUMPTION: Turning non-consumers into consumers
    • MOUNTING LOSS: As individual usage increases, switching costs increase
  • Portfolio

    Retail Aware
    Neu Cleaners
    Shotcall
    Phood
    Xilo
    BTR
    Azalio
  • Helping Outsiders

    become Insiders

    Ask about our Next Round Plan Process -- where we empower startups to get the attention that they deserve from Tier 1 VCs

  • New Stack Team

    Nick Moran

    General Partner

    Developer-> M&A-> Product Mgr-> VC

    Prior to founding New Stack, Nick began his career as a Developer. He went on to work in M&A and Product Management for Danaher. There he developed one of the most successful products in the company's history -- an analytical device for testing compounds in drinking water. In May 2014, Nick founded the 1st VC podcast, The Full Ratchet, which has grown to over 90k active subscribers.

    Find Nick on Twitter.

    J.R. Moran

    Chief Operating Officer

    Attorney-> Angel-> VC
    J.R.'s career spans 15+ years as an attorney, in which he 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.

    Nate Pierotti

    Principal

    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.

    Lisa Lewandowski

    Executive Assistant

    Executive Assistant -> VC

    Prior to New Stack, Lisa worked in a variety of settings providing personal and admin exec support. Most recently, she managed an executive's estate and finances, including property contract renewals, estate maintenance, international operations, and scheduling. Lisa comes to New Stack with the diverse and unique skill set needed to support and manage the fast-paced growth of our ambitious team.

    Zeke Trezise

    Analyst

    Marketing-> Prod Mgmt -> VC

    Zeke has worked in several startup roles across marketing, sales, and product management. As an undergraduate, he led his university's marketing club and became a region lead for New Stack's fellowship program -- where he implemented new strategies for sourcing startups. This experience led Zeke to join the team full-time as a student of enterprise SaaS and marketplace concepts.

  • Founder Quotes

    "The process with New Stack was very different than other investors. It was casual and it was intentional - ensuring it wasn’t wasting my time. Also, everyone we talked to sang your praises…they said don’t even look back, it’ll be one of the smartest moves you’ll ever make. And that wasn’t just said once, it was said multiple times."

     

    Kwame Boler, Founder, Neu

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