Uncork Capital is a seed-stage venture firm that commits early, helps with the hard stuff, and sticks around. Really. Uncork Capital is a seed-stage venture firm that commits early, helps with the hard stuff, and sticks around. Really.

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Founded in 2009. Backed by Uncork since 2009.

Founders: Isaac Saldana, Tim Jenkins, Jose Lopez; CEO: Sameer Dholakia

The email experts. Marketing teams and developers rely on SendGrid's tools and templates to convert prospects and communicate with customers. Denver, Colorado-based SendGrid processes more than 30 billion emails each month for more than 55 thousand customers, including Airbnb, Costco, Spotify and Uber.

Founded in 2007. Backed by Uncork since 2008.

Founders: James Park, Eric Friedman

Fitbit pioneered wearables by giving consumers actionable insights to manage their health. James and Eric pitched Jeff using a demo of a switchboard inside a wooden box. Jeff invested at the bottom of the downturn, and has lost 30 pounds with help from his Fitbit. The company went public in 2015 and has sold more than 67 million devices.

Founded in 2006. Backed by Uncork since 2008.

Founders: Julia Hartz, Kevin Hartz, Renaud Visage

From music festivals and marathons to conferences and hackathons, Eventbrite brings the world together through live experiences. Founded in a phone closet, Eventbrite powers more than 3 million events a year in 180 countries, and processes nearly 3 million tickets per week. After Jeff kept receiving Eventbrite invites, he called the founders to invest.

Launched in 2011. Backed by Uncork since 2011.

Founders: Manish Chandra, Tracy Sun, Gautam Golwala, Chetan Pungaliya

Poshmark is the largest social marketplace for fashion. The Poshmark community, which includes more than two million Seller Stylists, engages with the app 25 minutes per day, opening it 7-9 times. Stephanie was one of Poshmark’s first 100 users. Her first of many purchases: a red-carpet-worthy lace dress.

Founded: 2011. Backed by Uncork since 2011.

Founders: Bastian Lehmann, Sean Plaice, Sam Street

Launched in 2011, Postmates helps customers in 250+ cities get whatever they need, whenever they need it. As local commerce shifts online and on-demand, Postmates aims to deliver anything to anyone at any time. The Postmates fleet of 100,000 includes: cars, bikes,electric scooters, eBikes, and autonomous robots.

Founded: 2011. Backed by Uncork since 2011.

Founders: Sam Chaudhary, Liam Don

ClassDojo is a classroom communication app that helps students build social-emotional skills while creating a simple way for teachers, parents, and students to share what’s happening during the school day. Currently in 90% of K-8 schools in the US and 180 countries, ClassDojo creates thriving communities to support children as they learn and grow.

Founded: 2014. Backed by Uncork since 2015.

Founders: Edith Harbaugh, John Kodumal

LaunchDarkly helps software teams build better software, faster. The company eliminates risk from the development cycle by separating feature releases from deployments. Andy felt the pain of custom-building such software at his own startup and saw a similar problem at other companies in which he invested, and saw enormous value in the platform.

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