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    Historically, 80%+ of Venture Capital has been invested in Silicon Valley insiders. Yet, many of the most iconic companies were built by those that didn't go to Stanford, work for Big Tech, or call the Bay Area Home. We exist to back those founders.

  • Investment

    • Lead or Co-Lead
    • $500K - $1.5M check size


    • Angel
    • Pre-Seed
    • Seed


    • Pre-Revenue
    • Pilots / POCs
    • Early-Commercialization


    • B2B SaaS
    • Fintech
    • eCommerce
    • Supply Chain
    • Cyber
    • Proptech
    • Healthcare
  • Portfolio

    Retail Aware
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  • Helping Outsiders

    Access 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


    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.

    Bong Koh

    Venture Partner

    Serial Founder -> VC

    Bong has served as Co-Founder or Founding Advisor to 6 companies that have generated over $300M in annual sales and raised over $100M in venture funding. He is also a Venture Advisor at Surface Ventures and was an initial investor in MuckerLab in Santa Monica. Bong has invested in more than 50 companies at the earliest stages which have raised more than $800M in funding and have an aggregate value of over $4B.

    Zeke Trezise


    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.

  • Co-Investors

  • 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, Spritz

    Founder Quotes

    “New Stack excels in two areas -- their relentless advocacy and their network. Nick Moran knows everyone. In our most recent fundraise, we had introductions to nearly every single seed stage fund on our shortlist -- this type of access is, in my experience, unprecedented for companies at our stage.

    I can say unequivocally and without any hesitation that Nick and the New Stack team are among the elite pre-seed investors in the country. Work hard to get them on your cap table.”

    Kaylee Prior, Co-Founder of Valt

    Founder Quotes

    "Passionate, hustlers, and thoughtful investors. Always helping and pushing entrepreneurs to give their best. From connecting us with an entire network of investors to introducing potential customers and partners, the New Stack team adds value from the trenches since day 1."


    Julian Ortiz, Co-Founder, Adaviv

    Founder Quotes

    “Our investment rounds were highly competitive and choosing investment partners was difficult. Ultimately, Nick’s reputation in the investment community as a genuine and thoughtful investor drove my decision to move forward with New Stack.”


    David Rabie, Founder, Tovala

    Founder Quotes

    "My favorite thing about working with Nick and the entire New Stack team has been that they are more than investors - they are partners. I always know I can count on them to be in the trenches with me on any challenges I am working through. In the early stages of company building, that type of support is invaluable."


    Quratul-Ann Malik Founder, Azalio

    Founder Quotes

    "The thing that stood out when we first met with New Stack was that they didn't ask the same tired questions we heard over and over again from others we met with - i.e "How are you different from {{Insert tangential company in same space}}?". New Stack's approach was to evaluate our business based on their focus areas and themes then make a judgement from there. It was refreshing how well they instantly understood our business, go-to-market, and what were looking to accomplish."


    Jude Chiy, Founder, Flamingo

    Founder Quotes

    "Working with the NewStack team during the investment process was awesome. Working with them after the investment was done is even better. I can always count on a quick turn around and thoughtful advice".


    Vess Bakalov, Founder, Pliant

    Founder Quotes

    "The one word I would use to describe New Stack is refreshing. As a company seeking funding you run through countless investors... and it’s all about numbers. New Stack is different. They were interested in us before we talked numbers. Nick and his team are people-centric. We felt that they really understood our vision and values and that made our decision to partner with New Stack an easy choice. We haven’t looked back since!"

    Kosal Keo, Co-Founder, Sware

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