Founder & Managing Partner, Uncork Capital
Jeff Clavier began advising and investing in early stage tech startups more than 20 years ago after first working as a CTO for a fintech startup in France. He founded Uncork Capital in 2004 (then called SoftTech VC) to serve an unmet need of startup founders: active support and capital for companies in their first 18 months of life. Over the years, Jeff brought on partners with diverse backgrounds and networks; together they have invested in 200+ companies.
Jeff has supported multiple companies that have reached successful outcomes, including Fitbit (NYSE:FIT); Sendgrid (NYSE:SEND); Mint (Intuit); Kongregate (GameStop); Brightroll (Yahoo); LiveRamp (Acxiom); Milo (eBay); Wildfire (Google); Bleacher Report (Turner); and Gnip (Twitter). His current investments include Eventbrite, Vidyard, Hired, Postmates, Molekule, Shippo and Front. He is a board director at Handshake, DocSend, Molekule, Pi Charging, Scroll and a couple of still-stealth startups. Uncork Capital has $300M under management, and is currently investing in 15 startups per year from its $100M fifth seed Fund.