Welcome to the
Today, capital is a commodity. That’s why we created a unique venture model that prioritizes the most important ingredient to a startups success: an aligned and proven community to help you build your business at every stage of your multi-year journey.
Now several hundred strong, the Underscore Core is comprised of top entrepreneurs, seasoned executives, up-and-coming talent, and domain experts who not only support each other as peers but also are uniquely incentivized to help Underscore source, select, and support portfolio companies. Through the Core, founders receive the benefits of the right expertise, from the right people, at the right time - all on Underscore’s dime.
Meet a Sampling of the Core:
Aligned Sourcing & Advising Partners
Core Partners are a group of Core Members who agree to partner with Underscore VC on sourcing, or serving as valued advisors to an Underscore portfolio company, providing them with time, connections, mentorship, and expertise. The frequency of interaction and the type of support is mutually defined between the Core Partner and founder.
In return for sourcing a company that Underscore invests in, or for serving as an advisor to a portfolio company, Core Partners enjoy “Core Allocations”, a portion of Underscore’s returns on the company via an interest grant in our Core Fund. What does that mean? It means valuable advisor shares come at zero cost to the entrepreneurs. To date, because of this unique model's proven results, Underscore has allocated millions of dollars to Core Partners, making them truly aligned to your success.
Through a curated and wide variety of personalized programs and events, Core Members enjoy regular connections and learnings from a high-caliber peer network. Whether you join us around the virtual table at a Core Dinner, as part of a roundtable discussion at our Core Summit, in front of a digital whiteboard at a Startup Secrets Workshop, or at any of the dozens of events and workshops we host annually, we can promise one thing — you’ll learn new things and meet exceptional people working at the cutting edge of technology and business trends.
Core Member Insights
Interested in Joining the Underscore Core?
We’d love to learn more about you and explore if you may be a fit to join us in supporting transformative entrepreneurs.