The Portfolio

Bold Founders Building The Future

As early-stage investors, we don’t spend a lot of time trying to predict the future. We leave it to bold founders to envision the next generation of iconic software companies. That said, we don’t back companies or even ideas. We back people. People who are uniquely qualified and purposeful about solving impactful problems. That’s why it will always be about you. Just ask our founders.

Most VCs simply make intros into their networks. Underscore goes a step further by financially investing in their Core Community advisors so they take helping you seriously - It makes all the difference.

Rob Gonzalez
Rob Gonzalez
Co-Founder & CMO, Salsify

Underscore has an unbelievable network and the team always supports me and Soofa in all we do.

Sandra Richter
Sandra Richter
Co-Founder, Soofa

From providing strategic guidance to facilitating introductions, Underscore’s long-term partnership with Coda has been invaluable to us as we have grown. What’s more, they’re also some of our biggest fans, as both avid users and vocal supporters.

Shishir Mehrotra
Shishir Mehrotra
Co-Founder & CEO, Coda

Underscore has been incredibly valuable in helping us navigate the ups and downs of running a startup. Not only are they fun to work with but they’ve also invested the time to understand our business.

Sharon Goldberg
Sharon Goldberg
Co-Founder & CEO, BastionZero

Unlike other VCs, Underscore has built its operating model on the knowledge that moonshots are only accomplished through a communal effort of shared responsibility.

Rahkeem Morris
Rahkeem Morris
Co-Founder & CEO, SYRG

Underscore is a hands-on early-stage investor that truly acts as a trusted partner to startups. We love how their Core Community surrounds us with the resources we need to build our business.

Rebecca Liebman
Rebecca Liebman
Co-Founder & CEO, LearnLux

Underscore is a partner in the truest sense of the word. And they’re focused on where the puck is going, not where it’s been - those are the people we want as partners.

Jim Crowley
Jim Crowley
Co-Founder & CEO, Forge.AI

Choosing a VC is one of the most important decisions a founder makes. Underscore knows what it means to build enduring companies through strategically partnering with the founder and management team alike. The entire team has been instrumental in helping us bring our vision to life.

Tanya Bakalov
Tanya Bakalov
Co-Founder & CEO, HelloTeam

Underscore believed in us first and as such — they put in not only capital but the entirety of their network behind my Co-Founder and me in support of the Quala vision. We're so excited to be partners.

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Sonciary Honnoll
Co-Founder, Quala

Underscore was more than an investor - They were an extension of our team, actively working with our fast-growing company to refine our strategy and unlock the next level of customer growth.

Mark Gally
Mark Gally
CEO, Zaius

Co-Investors

As believers in the power of community, we like to work alongside strong co-investors. After all, you deserve more than one opinion at your investor table. Here’s a sampling of those we’re proud to invest with:

a16z
Accomplice
Firstmark Capital
General Catalyst
G20
Hearst Ventures
Insight Partners
Leaders Fund
Matrix Partners
Madrona
NEA
OpenView
Pillar
True Ventures
Venrock
Y Combinator
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First Round Capital
Kleiner Perkins
Bain Capital
Greylock