The Core Community

Meet the Underscore Core, a curated community of proven business builders here to partner with you at every stage of your journey.

Join top entrepreneurs, seasoned executives, rising stars, and domain experts who support each other as peers and are uniquely incentivized to help Underscore source, select, and support portfolio companies.

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Mark Roberge and Sooah Cho on a stage at Core Summit 2019.
Man and woman having an active discussion at a round table.
A grouping of Core Members gathered around outside in lawn chairs facing a white board.
Shopify Co-Founder, Tobi Lutke, speaking with Lily Lyman and Gail Goodman on stage at Core Summit 2019.
Three woman engaging in a discussion while drinking wine under twinkle lights strung to the ceiling.
Man with ice pick smashing an ice block at a future of blockchain event.
Two men and a women drinking champagne at a founder appreciation event.
Three men and one woman standing on a stage post breakout session.
A crowd gathered around Underscore VC's community Manager Jenni Goodman.

Core Members

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Core Partners

Core Partners work closely with Underscore to help source investment opportunities and/or advise portfolio companies. In return, Core Partners receive 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 founders Underscore backs.

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Maria Loughlin

VP of Engineering, Toast

Allison MacLeod

CMO, Flywire

Mike Volpe

Tech Leader & Hubspot Founding
Team Member

Yi Chen

Founding Team Member, Toast

Osi Peters

Sr. Director of Engineering, Google

Arianna Simpson

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Dries Buytaert

CTO & Founder, Acquia

Corey Thomas

Chairman & CEO, Rapid7

Zoë Barry

Founder & CEO, Zingeroo

Mark Roberge

Investor & HBS Senior Lecturer

Tiffany Mosher Taylor

People Resources Executive, Appcues

Jeremiah Brazeau

Distinguished Engineer, Shopify

John Belizaire

CEO, Soluna Computing