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 New Stack, Nick worked for Danaher (NYSE: DHR) in M&A and Product Management. There he developed one of the most successful products in the company's history -- an analytical device for testing compounds in drinking water at nano scale. In addition to investing, Nick founded the 1st Venture Capital podcast with over 90k active subscribers, The Full Ratchet.
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.
Growth Marketing -> VC
Prior to New Stack, Austin helped early-stage startups nail their customer acquisition and top-line growth metrics through paid acquisition and product optimization. He's worked with startups including a global rideshare service, an IoT Smart Home security system, and a Millennial/Gen Z focused e-commerce brand. These efforts led him to venture capital, beginning as a scout in Los Angeles and now as an analyst for NSV.
Marketing-> Prod Mgmt -> VC
Prior to New Stack, Zeke worked several marketing and sales related roles, selling everything from cars to collector coins. As an undergraduate, Zeke led his university's marketing club and became a region lead for New Stack's fellowship program. This experience led Zeke to join the team full time as a student of enterprise SaaS and marketplace concepts.