Chuck Stonecipher, Managing Director, is a member of Trilogy’s investing team. Prior to joining Trilogy, Chuck served in various executive capacities, including President and COO, with Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ: ADIC) from 1995 to 2006, when it was sold to Quantum (NYSE: QTM). During his tenure, ADIC grew from less than $20MM to over $400MM in annual revenues. Prior to ADIC, Chuck served as Chief Financial Officer of Interpoint Corporation and as a manager and consultant with Bain and Company in San Francisco. He began his career as a design engineer with Boeing Aerospace and then Korry Electronics.
Chuck holds BS, Phi Beta Kappa, and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is part of a five-generation wheat farming family from Walla Walla, WA.
We have a very high level of trust with each other. We’ve known each other for decades. I think that trust infuses how we work together, and with entrepreneurs. Long-term relationships matter. We are all rowing together and have been doing so for a long time, with relationships that transcend businesses.
As former operators ourselves, we like working hand-in-hand with teams, rolling up our sleeves and helping move a business forward. Most of us here have been in the entrepreneur’s shoes and have significant empathy for the challenges she faces on a daily basis. We maintain humility about how hard it is to build a business, because we’ve been there, and we think we can help others do the same.
BrightCanary empowers parents to protect and connect with their kids, using powerful technology that makes it easy for them to understand what their children are doing across digital services like YouTube, Google, TikTok and Instagram.
Carbitex is bringing to market a unique, flexible carbon fiber composite technology, initially focusing on the performance footwear market. The company currently has three platform technologies: CX6, AFX, and DFX. CX6 is truly flexible carbon fiber and serves as a replacement for leather and technical fabrics. AFX is the company’s asymmetrically flexible fabric that flexes in some directions but not in others. DFX offers dynamic flexibility so that the material changes stiffness as it flexes.
Comet is developing a tool to run, visualize, control and collaborate on the AI model construction process. It aims to automate data scientists’ workflow, which a manual process today. Co-founders Gideon Mendels and Nimrod Lahav are optimizing the complex process machine learning specialists use to run their experiments. Comet allows data scientists to automatically track their datasets, code changes, experimentation history, and production models creating efficiency, transparency, and reproducibility.
Included is an AI-driven platform designed to unlock and deliver DEI predictions and actions. Included believes that HR, TA & DEI leaders deserve the tooling and technology to provide continuous DEI policy engagement & demographic insights for every stage of the employee lifecycle. Included delivers discoverability, transparency and engagement through conversational AI driven experiences within your enterprise.
Adam Lieb has been building gaming communities since he was 11 years old. He founded Innervate to help game publishers build relationships with their players via robust online communities and a custom-built marketing toolkit.
Pluto is a spatial communications service whose singular mission is to create a more personally connected world, uninhibited by physical boundaries. With Pluto, you’ll be able to communicate, collaborate, and connect with anyone anywhere, as if you were together in person. With a strong background in gaming, the founding team of Forest Gibson, Jared Cheshier, John Vechey, Jonathan Geibel are driving communication and connection for future generations. We invested in Pluto based on their transcendent vision for a new communication platform based on emerging VR and AR technologies.
Matt Oppenheimer created Remitly to help the millions of immigrants around the world who make the huge sacrifice of leaving their families behind to live and work in another country. These unsung heroes deliver on their promises to take care of those they love and provide them with upward mobility, improving their quality of life. Remitly is based in Seattle, WA. We first invested in Remitly in 2012, leading their Seed round just as the company was lighting up their first remittances corridor. We were impressed with Matt and Josh’s vision to disrupt a very large global market with a customer-first, mobile-first solution, combined with their early demonstration of an ability to execute against that vision despite significant entry barriers. Remitly has raised over $150M and provides immigrants with a best-in-class remittances experience across over 300 corridors at a rate of over $5B in remittances annually.
Shipium's world-class supply chain platform helps e-commerce companies provide free, fast, and transparent shipping, enabling the delivery promise their customers have come to expect.
Founded by Sandi Lin and Jason Stewart, Skilljar is the leading customer training platform for companies to accelerate product adoption and increase customer retention. Their mission is to empower Customer Training and Enablement teams to successfully onboard, engage and retain customers. At our first meeting, Sandi’s commitment and deep understanding of her business and her customers left a lasting impression on our team. Since leading the company’s Seed round, we have continued to be impressed by the team’s ability to scale and grow a meaningful business in a space that is ripe for innovation and disruption.
Spiral helps businesses sift through and act on massive amounts of customer feedback data. Spiral is developing a platform to organize and leverage large data sets of customer feedback to help companies identify actionable insights to improve their products. These insights that are not easily identifiable by a human simply reading through reviews.