Founder of Uncork Capital, one of the OG micro-VC firms. Invested in 200+ cos. @bernadette hubby, dad of 2, wino, skier, happily living in Palo Alto/SF/Kirkwood
Looking forward to visiting Taipei for the first time, and participating to SparkLabs Demo Day!
Poor wine suitcase got destroyed on my @delta flight home 😭. Wine is intact though - phew! @ San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
RT @aaronfeuer: I'm excited to kick off our search for VP People at @PanoramaEd! We are about 130 people serving 10 million students and gr…
The Form D is my testimony... for now.
And then try to bury this by tweeting during soccer :)
Congrats 🎉🎊🎈🍾 😁
Congrats to @bandrew for his graduation from #KauffmanFellows Class22 #uncorkcap @ 1440 Multiversity
Thanks for having me talk to the Class. Really enjoyed the interaction!
Interested in learning more about how blockchain technology can support the commercialization of digital art? @dannieb of @makersplaceco is answering questions on the topic in a @Quora Q&A session tomorrow
RT @callisto: Great clip of our CEO, @jessicaHLadd, speaking last week at #AspenIdeasHealth. Jess talks about our work at Callisto to suppo…
Q: For those of you who’ve tried & stuck w/ Keto for at least a full month, what was the most difficult thing to give up that wasn’t immediately obvious?
Corn chips, which was my fav snack with guac. Replaced them with slices of cucumber and carrots - with guac, baba ganoush or hummus. Also cut cheese, carbs, gf bread,...
Very sad to hear the passing of my old friend @jmhullot (fmr CEO of @fotopedia). His work in user interface design at NeXT and Apple has influenced the way we interact with computers and mobile phones. He was incredibly smart, nice and passionate. Way too soon. Farewell jmh.
I have had the privilege to work with @marrc since 2005, first on Kaboodle and now @Poshmarkapp. He @tracy_sun and their team have built a very special community/business, with the support of awesome investors, including our own @stephpalmeri for the last 8 years #uncorkcap
RT @AthertonLab: A captivating panel at #TheStartupConference on early stage startup fundraising with entrepreneur and investor @jeff of @U…
RT @SeeVividly: * NEW * We’re excited to introduce Vivid Fusion, our virtual reality home treatment program for convergence insufficiency!…
RT @Samirkaji: Becoming a new seed VC: Perception: Investing in cool startups,having status, making a ton of $$$ Reality: Constant jugg…
So on point. We had a different experience because we were so early in the micro-VC cycle but Fund III took us 2 years to raise because we changed everything (team, portfolio construction, 3X size, etc.) AND our Fund II anchors did not come back (because they couldn't).
Interested in digital art on the blockchain? Join us at this event organized by portfolio co @makersplaceco!
Is it possible to just develop a food allergy out of thin air? I had the smallest appetizer portion of a salmon today (had a few fries too) & in 3 hrs felt like Mike Tyson hit me w/ a body jab. Was out cold on the mat for 45 mins. Now ok, a bit slower but back to normal.
see an allergist or immunologist asap
Get yourself checked out. Don’t rely on a twitter physical.
I’d go for a full food allergy panel test and check for bacteria presence. Sushi is unfortunately “poison” because of the shit that is in raw fish. So you want to know if you caught anything nasty.
RT @nvca: Happening now! ⏰ #VCstoDC hosts @jeff @uncorkcap @ITIFdc join us for a discussion on #Techlash and its implication for #startups…
RT @stephpalmeri: Xtremely excited to share new of @XStreamTrucking’s $10.5M Series A and to welcome new investors @autotechvc and @Calibra…
My Partner @bandrew introduces the #uncorkcap Tech & Product Summit, first of its name (he said that, I didn’t 🤫). We have done 4 CTO Summits, and have decided to expand themes to include Product and Management topics.
Enjoyed hearing Mathilde's advice on Harry's podcast. Some of these might be useful for you ;-).
Congratulations to @glencoates @michaelelmgreen and team for your acquisition by @shopify. It's been quite a journey and we're delighted that your vision of B2B e-commerce will be realized at bigger scale. Best wishes from team #uncorkcap!
RT @stephpalmeri: Spansive is here... order the world’s first multi-device, alignment free wireless charging device at…
Today is an exciting day! Years ago we backed @johnehmac and Lixin Shi’s vision to bring wireless charging to the market. The Source is now shipping! It’s an awesome device and I can’t wait to get mine at home and the office #uncorkcap
RT @Bandrew: Thrilled to announce our seed investment in Israel-HQ'd Torii, the SaaS Management Platform for IT to discover, audit, and con…
RT @connectedio: We're at Centre Stage at @CollisionHQ to watch @trae from @defyvc, @jeff from @uncorkcap, Anu Duggal from @fcubedvc, and @…
RT @nvca: 📢Are you interested in learning how #Techlash could impact #startups & #VC? 🏛️Then join us at VCs-to-DC for our Techlash panel…
With @trae, about to go on the main stage #collisionconf @ Enercare Centre
Congrats to you guys! What you have built is amazing - as is your portfolio. 🍾👏
Had a chance to chat with my old friend @paddycosgrave before the start of #collisionconf. So impressed by what he’s built since the first #websummit I spoke at. @ Enercare Centre
Great thread. Two warnings: 1) the VC gig is so different (per Sarah’s tweets) that you may not enjoy it. At all. So make sure to think hard before jumping in despite all the perceived “glory”. 2)being a great operator does not mean you will be a great VC.
Super excited to share this news about our portfolio company @quadric_io which we seeded a couple of years ago with our @pearvc friends. Building a supercomputer on a chip is not for the faint of heart, and we're glad to have a chance to work with this team! #uncorkcap
Congratulations to @jeffMcAlvay and team @tempoautomation for their Series C! Awesome progress by the company in enabling rapid prototyping for electronic boards! #uncorkcap
RT @stephpalmeri: Love that @ClassDojo, in partnership with @YaleEmotion, has the impact and scale to lead millions of students around the…
RT @uncorkcap: Read @adrianalfieri's interview of our managing partner, @jeff, on his morning rituals, what he looks for in founders, and t…
Teaching a session on “Pitching VCs” in the class of my friend alperb6212 at the GSB. Burt is actually the one who came up with “Uncork” 🙏😁. @ Stanford Graduate School of Business
A little Micro VC History - congrats @jeff fresh on my blog
Thanks for the kind words, Howard. Appreciate having you as a friend and co-investor all these years!
Today Uncork Capital turns 15. It's a pretty crazy milestone, even though it feels like we just started. I decided to share a few thoughts about our humble beginnings:
Finding a compelling subject for a cold pitch email is not easy. But "Next Big Unicorn Opportunity" is probably one of the lamest you could use...
Here is the summary in case you don't like to click on links:
Some news on the USV blog today
Congrats you guys! And glad to see @gillym join the team ;-) cc @aweissman @albertwenger
Congrats Fred and your awesome partners!
RT @uncorkcap: Outliers and outperformers wanted! #uncorkcap backed companies are building kick-ass teams in engineering, marketing, sales…
Thanks to my friend @geneteare of @crunchbase for a fun interview. We warped back to the early days of Seed - hope you enjoy the read! #uncorkcap
RT @makersplaceco: @JoshConstine just wrote an awesome article covering our $2M fundraise and launch of our platform to enable the future f…
Glad to contribute by bringing much needed tools to the community of artists. @dannieb shared more about the company's plans... and we're hiring! #uncorkcap 2/2
Super excited to share the launch of our first blockchain investment, @makersplaceco. It's been fun to back @yashh and @dannieb who were instrumental in building Pinterest, and to see the world of digital art develop quickly #uncorkcap 1/2
Last day at the Wood. What an incredible season we had 🌦! Thanks to everyone at the resort for their hard work 🙏. @ Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Bye bye Pi Charging, Hello @spansiveco! I can't wait for y'all to see the product that will launch later this summer. Wireless charging FTW! #uncorkcap
RT @FrontApp: 🚀 Are you part of a fast-growing startup at an accelerator or incubator like @StationF, @BeSharkr, @500Startups, @rockstart,…
Spent a few hours at #AGG19, the @ffwdorg conference. Great series of talks about how technology can help serve and improve society. @ The Midway SF
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