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 invests broadly across sectors and categories with an emphasis on B2B SaaS, Fintech, Supply Chain, Proptech, Healthcare, and eCommerce.
Themes that we look for include:
New Stack Team
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.
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.
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.
Project Management -> VC
Prior to New Stack, Chevin was a Project Manager and DEI Lead at AIP. Leveraging her passion for process she has led change strategies to optimize operations, developed positive relationships, and created alignment with clients, vendors, and key stakeholders.
Chevin has worked in client-facing account management, ops, admin, marketing campaigns, business processes, and project management.
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.
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.