Claire Crowther

Chief of Staff

Claire is the operational glue at Underscore VC, optimizing systems and building processes to ensure Underscore’s partnership can focus on the big stuff — backing incredible founders and partnering with them as they build iconic companies.

Bringing structure to chaos sparks joy for Claire. As Chief of Staff, Claire streamlines investor relations, reporting, portfolio company support, and firm performance management. And, as an incredible writer with a gift for synthesizing important information, Claire occasionally moonlights as Underscore’s educational content creator.

Claire also keeps busy outside of work. She gives weekend gallery tours at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, sings and fiddles in a local Somerville band (they debuted at Porchfest 2022), and loves to run (she ran her first marathon in 2023!).

Prior to joining Underscore, Claire produced multimedia content for Solve, an MIT initiative that accelerates social-impact-focused tech startups. Prior to Solve, she managed content for Boston-based startup LogoMix, a branding and marketing platform for small businesses. Before becoming immersed in the startup world, she held content and customer success roles at Lionbridge, a translation and localization firm, and lived and taught English in France.

Claire holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of Rochester, where she graduated cum laude, and an MBA from Quantic School of Business.

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