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Uncork Capital

Uncork Capital

  • San Francisco, California, United States

  • San Francisco, California

Stage

  • Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

Type

Description

Uncork Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that focuses on SaaS, consumer, marketplaces, hardware, and new technology startups. The firm currently investing out of two funds: a $200M Seed fund (Fund VII) and a $200M Opportunity fund (Plus III) earmarked for larger investments in mature, existing portfolio companies.

Uncork Capital,formerly SoftTech VC was founded in 2004 and is based in Palo Alto, California, United States.
Uncork Capital has adopted the Diversity Term Sheet Rider.

Mission

When we believe in your vision and your team, we get conviction quickly. We often write the first large check a company receives. We aren’t afraid to assume the responsibilities of lead investor, and we are also happy to co-lead or follow alongside other great seed investors. When we commit, we leverage our relationships with other early-stage investors to help you fill your round with the best, most useful investors.

Beauty Investments #

  • 1

Primary Sector

Beauty Exits #

Last Beauty Invest

  • Mar 15, 2012 Seed Round – StyleSeat $40M

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

Contact Email contact@uncorkcapital.com

Criteria

Uncork is a seed-stage venture capital firm with over $900 million under management. We are currently investing out of two funds: a $200M Seed fund (Uncork VII) and a $200M Opportunity fund earmarked for larger investments in mature, existing portfolio companies (Uncork Plus III). We invest at fair valuations on fair terms with total transparency (when your term sheets are clean, there’s nothing to hide). All companies and valuations are different. We are flexible on check size based on your needs, but as a general rule: Our average initial investment is $2 million; it can be as low as $1.5 million or as high as $4 million. We aim for an initial ownership position between 10% and 12%+ when we lead a round, and between 8% and 10% when we don’t.

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $200K to $200M

Education
  • No Mention
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 418
1:1

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

diverse

active

active

TBD

TBD

TBD

BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

2.65/10

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 33.97%
Beauty Investments #
  • 1

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Mar 15, 2012 Seed Round – StyleSeat $40M

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Sarah Du

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LinkedIn

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JUMP CONCLUSION

Uncork Capital focuses on early-stage companies in software and technology sectors, especially SaaS, AI, and data analytics, with a strong preference for California-based businesses, particularly in San Francisco. They collaborate with other investors, sharing risk and diversifying partnerships, and emphasize diversity through the Diversity Term Sheet Rider. Ideal candidates are early-stage startups in tech-centric locations, focusing on innovative software solutions leveraging AI and data analytics, and committed to diversity and inclusion.

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