Partner, Uncork Capital
Stephanie is a partner with Uncork Capital, making investments in seed stage companies that empower individuals, families, businesses, and communities. She seeks passionate communities builders and businesses with natural network effects.
Since 2011, Stephanie has led over 25 investments at Uncork in Consumer, Marketplaces, SaaS, EdTech, Health, and Hardware, including Poshmark, ClassDojo, Clever, Panorama Education, Survata, Thanx, Lantern, Phil, Fatherly, Pared, Wonderschool, and Carrot. She previously served on the boards of Chariot (acquired by Ford), Niche (acquired by Twitter), and Spoon University (acquired by Scripps Networks Interactive).
Stephanie is most excited about the power of technology to positively transform how we live, work, learn, and play. ClassDojo’s communication app helps children build social-emotional skills and creates thriving communities amongst teachers and parents. Lantern’s unique online therapy approach reduces costs and expands access to mental health services for individuals: directly and through employers and health systems. Chariot’s network of shuttles is reinventing mass transit for commuters, companies, and cities.
Prior to joining Uncork Capital, Stephanie spent a decade working in New York City in roles that spanned technology, marketing, and startups. Her experiences varying from launching one of New York’s first accelerator programs at early-stage venture fund NYC Seed, to business development and marketing initiatives at wine ecommerce Lot18, to prior work with Accenture, Estee Lauder, and a startup building enterprise sales and marketing applications for customers including SAP and Diageo, have provided a wide array of industry knowledge and relationships that are put to work for Uncork’s portfolio.
Stephanie holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University with joint BS degrees in Marketing and Management Information Systems. She is a Lang Fund Board Member and sits on the Advisory Board for the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School.
“At their core, startups are all about the people. My proudest moments come when a founder entrusts me with the deeply human challenges they face running their startup. At the seed stage, I love helping founders craft their narratives. The end result helps us all become more passionate storytellers for the startups we support.”