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Why We Invest
"Venture capitalists always say they invest in people rather than in ideas. Upstart actually lets you do just that."
- CEO, Clarity Health Services
"Everybody needs a boost in their careers at the right moment - by being an Upstart backer, I hope to provide a few of those moments."
- Partner at InterWest Partners
"I invest in people who are creative, confident and believe in their mission.”
"On Upstart, there are talented, creative young individuals who don't necessarily want to follow a traditional career path; Upstart enables them to develop an alternative path to pursue their passions."
- Professor, Stanford University
"I've loved the concept of Upstart since first hearing about it. It was a eureka moment because it felt intuitively like the kind of thing we should be doing."
- Senior Product Manager, Glass
"There is a huge misallocation of capital in our economy - we need to give more young people the financial flexibility to take risks and start something new."
- Partner, Director of Startup Lab at Google Ventures
This list does not include backers who invested anonymously.
Managing Director, Retired
Executive-in-Residence at Scale Venture Partners
David Croson (@ProfDC)
Entrepreneurship Professor, Venture Advisor and Investor
Karen E. Orso
Entrepreneur. Venture Capitalist. Nerd.
Nurse practitioner, baker, blogger
I work with outstanding teams to develop digital products that change outcomes.
Systems Engineer Google, Chief Bovine CardCow.com
Vice President at Google
IT Executive & Inventor of CubeShield
Expert in Development Finance, Sustainable Development, Fundraising
John C. Gulla
Independent School Educator
Programmer at Google
Co-Founder and COO of zaZom
Financial Specialist, Marketing Expert, Entrepreneur
CEO of Clarity Health Services
Software Engineer at Google
Sr. Producer - Rockstar Games
Vice President at SurveyMonkey
Entrepreneur and product guy
Board of Directors and Investor
Co-Founder and board member of Trulia.com; MSc(Physics), Stanford MBA
Software Engineer at Yammer, Inc.
Software Development Manager
Managing Director at Rice, Voelker, LLC
Author of "Bullish" career and life advice column for young women.
Private Equity Professional
VP of Technology and Processes at Copesan Services, Inc.
CFO at Upstart
Managing Director at Foundry Group and co-founder of TechStars
Author, poet, technologist, skydiver & yogini. Product Manager at Google
Co-Founder of Authentic8, Inc.
Web Products Leader
Dave De Caprio
Chief Technology Officer at Fina Technologies
Partner at InterWest Partners
Stacy Brown Philpot
Chief Operating Officer, TaskRabbit
Claire Hughes Johnson
Vice President at Google
Analytics Geek and Bacon-trepreneur
Yew Jin Lim
Software Engineer at Google
Randy J. Bates II
ESH&M Compliance Manager
CEO at Beau-coup
Venture Partner at Fidelity Bioscience
Internet and Payments Executive
Professor in Practice at MIT Media Lab
CEO, SADA Systems
VP of Product, Airtime
Experienced Biz Dev, Mobile, Internet, Sales, Someone who makes it happen
Consultant and Managing Director at Warren Development Group, LLC
Vice President at Google
Founder at Learnirvana
Founder and CEO at Firespotter Labs
Co-Founder and CEO at Alchemy Solutions
Author, "I'm Feeling Lucky," art student
Jack of all Trades at Google [X]
Corporate Director of Tax and Internal Audit at OSP Group
Co-founder & Chief Zipler at ZipCap
Partner at Strategic Risk Capital Advisors
CTO & Co-Founder, iHance Inc.
Technology and Policy
Supporter of Social, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship
Christopher Watson, MD FACS
Surgeon, Medical Director Surgical ICU, Vice-Chief of Surgery
Commodity Trader; Unconventional Investor
CEO at Poster Revolution
Managing Director, EMEA at YouTube
CTO / Co-founder of Iron.io
Independent Software Developer
Principal at Mountaineer Partners
Associate at The Plaza Companies
Investor, Advisor, Entrepreneur
Pharma executive with strategy and portfolio experience
General Partner, Prism VentureWorks
Automotive Industry Professional and Private Investor
Senior Medical Director, Product Development Immunology, Genentech
Director, Operations at Cisco Systems
Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Clean Pacific Ventures
Innovation Catalyst Leader, Design Innovation Strategist at Intuit
CEO / Co-founder of Parlay Labs, Inc
VP, Olympic Anesthesia Services
John O. Van Hooser
Investor, Dad and Little League Coach
VP at VertiCloud, Inc.
IP Counsel at Corning Incorporated
30 years of experience in Greater China, now based in Shanghai
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Field Manager at Spreadboss (tm) T.G. Mercer Consulting Services INC (A Quanta services company) - CEO @ Advanced Pipeline Devices, inc.
Managing Director at Adair Capital LLC
VP Engineering, Google
Co-Founder & Head of Operations, Upstart
Serial Entrepreneur and Coup d'œil Innovator
Experience Design Strategist, Entrepreneur, Design Mentor
Stacy Witfill DPM
Podiatric Physician and Surgeon
Institutional Consulting Director
Partner / Founder Cotton Mountain Group
Head of Sales Engineering at Google
NSF Graduate Research Fellow Chemical Engineering, UCSB
Finance professor @ Vanderbilt, co-founder Lumni Inc.
Evan J. Segal
Business Leader, CFO at USDA under President Obama, Author, Public Speaker, Management Consultant, Corp Director
Program Managment Google
Founder of FeltKids
General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
COO/CFO at CollegeFrog
expansion-stage software, internet and mobile venture capital
Group Product Manager at Google
Entrepreneur turned venture capitalist
Lyla Kuriyan McInerney
Vice President at Appcelerator
Eng Manager, YouTube
Engineering Director at To Be Announced
Cofounder, CEO at ProFounder (www.profounder.com)
Associate Professor of Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst College
CEO at HooplaHa.com
Global IT Lead at Novartis
Wealth Management at UBS
Co-founder and CTO, Cover
Vice President, Education Operations - Full Sail University
George M Harvin
Managing Director, The Rosemyr Corporation (A Real Estate Investment Company)
Managing Partner at Romulus Capital
General Counsel at PayPal, Inc.
I love tech (especially in the Bay Area) and I am rather good at "Product" & "innovation"
Consultant, Philanthropist, Artist
Ka Mo Lau
Co-Founder of PaperG, a local advertising technology company.
Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
Business Operations @ LinkedIn
Founder, Managing Partner, Civitium LLC
Author of "401K Tune-Up" & Professor - Graduate Studies at Strayer University
Medical Director, Internal Medicine Practice at Oregon Health & Science University
Puneet S. Chawla
Co-Founder/CTO at Workspot
Early Stage Venture Capital at True Ventures
Media & Tech Executive
Founder & CEO Capsuline, Inc.
David E Silverman
President at Silverman Device Consultancy
Author "Frey on Technology Transactions" - providing legal support for corporate transactions and corporate compliance
Cheerleader for existential art, organic design, accessible tech, and mindful living.
Quantitative Derivative Associate at ING
Senior Partner, E3 Collaborative LLC-"environment, economics and equity"
Quant Researcher / Portfolio Manager at Tudor Investment Corp
CEO at Insurance Wholesale Agency
Technology, IT Security and Risk Management in Financial Services
Manager, Pension Investments
Managing Partner & Co-founder at Grow & Co.
Entrepreneur Coach at Mosaic
Sales & BD Exec in Emerging Markets
Engineering Manager, Experienced Entrepreneur and Executive | Technology Development
Product Design Manager at Facebook
Director of Marketing, Partner - Gelli Arts™
VP Content at Boundless
Senior Policy Fellow at Public Impact
Vice President, Strategy at NII Holdings (Fortune 500 Wireless Telecom)
Founder, CCO at UNINCORPORATED, LLC
Technology product and stuff like that (YouTube, Google, Second Life)
Entrepreneur, teacher, software developer
Founder, Describing Function LLC
Practice Director with a Global System Integrator
Internet Product Consultant
Founder of Trupa & Zaarly
Owner at Flourtown Country Club and Owner of MEH Investments
Partner at Shasta Ventures
Principal, The Culinary Edge consultancy; Co-Founder, Mindful Meats
Software Developer and Sailor
Tech CMO and Author of The Dragonfly Effect
President at American Go Association
On a sabbatical. Retooling myself to become an executive / leadership coach and culture change agent.
Veterinarian, Owner - Forest Lake Veterinary Hopsital
Partner & Engineer at Google Ventures
CEO at CompilerWorks
Partner, Equity LLP
Managing Director at Acxiom
International Speaker on Rapid Business Growth For Entrepreneurs Media: The Today Show, CNN & New York Times
Head of SMB Sales, Americas
Jeff Morris Jr.
Marketing and Creative at Zaarly
Portfolio Manager at Colchis Capital Management, LLC
Duc M Pham, MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Creative Guy, Rx Ad Man
Director - Process Engineering at Verizon Wireless
CEO @ Atomic Data & The Foundation & U4EA Studios
Joanna (Lawrence) Schwartz
Chief Executive Officer at EarlyShares.com
Columnist, Time magazine
Venture Partner at Rustic Canyon Partners
Sales and Marketing Executive
Founder of Exec, Justin.tv, Twitch.tv, Socialcam. Part time at YC.
General Counsel at SeedInvest
Former Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Brown-Forman
Product designer & full stack developer
Lisa Marie Lambert
VP, Intel Capital, Software and Services Group
Marion Gabrielle Gelo
Long Term Care Solutions Specialist, Partner @ LTC Financial Partners
Co-Chair, Board of Directors at Seattle Arts and Lectures
Martha George Boxley
Co-Founder of Packard Place
Investor at Bain Capital
Public Relations/Social Entrepreneurship
Michael Di Gioia
Founder at Affinity Trading Institute, LLC
CEO, Captos Technologies; Exec in Residence, General Catalyst Partners
VP Sales and Marketing at Digital Lumens
VP, Customer Operations and Success at Rafter (fka BookRenter.com)
Michael and Maria Gunther
Honai Furniture dba Tuscan Valley Furniture, President and Owner
Independent Broadcast Media Professional
25 Year Veteran of Enterprise IT Industry
Michael Southworth, MD,FACS,CWS
Physician,Surgeon, Educator, Entrepeneur
Technologist, Entrepreneur, Sea Kayaker
SVP of Worldwide Business Development at Kabam, Inc.
Director of Real Estate, Cathexis Capital
Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, Optum
Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners (former CEO of LiveOffice acquired by Symantec)
Founder & CEO PredictSpring, Former Googler.
CEO at Lendalytics
Global Cleantech Entrepreneur
Ricardo C. Bullock
Bruce Mc Donald
Brian J. Lefler
Managing Director, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Jorgensen & Company
Partner, Startup Lab at Google Ventures
CTO at Gosh! Entertainment
Brad and Nancy Schrader
Social Entrepreneurs and Kitchen Dancers
Chief Executive Officer at Connect
North America Credit Manager at IBM
Telecom Sales Executive
CEO, MetricStream Inc.
Senior Product Manager, Google Now
Thomas R. Boehlke
Private Banker and RISD supporter.
Group Product Manager at Shutterfly
Director at SunEdison
Imagine K12, co-founder and managing partner
Software Engineer, Mountain View CA
Financial Services Professional
Board Member at Buongiorno (STAR MIT: BNG)
Todd Cress, CFA
Alternative Assets Analyst
CEO, Lolly Clothing
Retired. EVP and CEO Americas & Global Brands, Hilton Hotels Corp.
CEO at PaperG, Inc.
Andrew N. Ferenci
Entrepreneur via NYC.
CEO, RLMFinsbury, a corporate communications consulting firm.
Entrepreneur & Investor (Founder of ZeroDesktop, NComputing and eMachines)
Alexis (not Alex) Ohanian
Entrepreneur, investor, speaker, & author
The Chernin Group
Product leader from Google, Netflix, and LinkedIn. Founder of Snip.ly. Mentor at 500 Startups and Code for America.
Chief Technology Officer at Envestnet Retirement Solutions
Architect at Oracle
Founder & CEO - Upstart
Head of BizDev - Upstart
Development Innovation Ventures - USAID
Olark live chat software