MEET THE CREW
Our crew is an eclectic collection of kick-ass humans that have come together to help our founders and partners summit their “impossible peak”. We are experts in aerospace, automotive, hardware, software, finance and general wizardry; harnessing the movement of electrons, atoms, and capital to help humanity go UP.
Read Bio
Ben Marcus

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Read Bio
Cyrus Sigari

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Read Bio
Adam Grosser

Chairman & Managing Partner

Read Bio
Ally Warson

Principal

Read Bio
Nancy Reid

Sr. Exec. Administrator & Ops Manager

Read Bio
Aaron Peterman

VP, Portfolio Development & Corporate Relations

Read Bio
Fred Daso

Associate

Read Bio
Uma Subramanian

Venture Partner

Read Bio
Brian McClendon

Venture Partner

Read Bio
Eric Hirshberg

Venture Partner

Read Bio
Peter Corbett

Venture Partner

Read Bio
David Jen

Venture Partner

Read Bio
Christian Bailey

Venture Partner

Read Bio
Colby Goff

Venture Partner

Read Bio
Daniel Buchmueller

Venture Partner

Read Bio
Darren Pleasance

Venture Partner

Read Bio
Andy Wagner

Senior Advisor

Read Bio
Our pups

UP.DOGS

Investment CANVAS
The moving world is our investing canvas. From land, sea, air, and space - if it moves, we care about it. We're particularly interested in the key enabling technologies that support mobility in all three dimensions. The "picks and shovels".
Investment approach
Thesis
UP.Partners is helping humanity go UP by creating a more sustainable, accessible future through all forms of mobility. We invest in early-stage companies that are developing key enabling technologies that which support multi-dimensional mobility.
Sectors
Multi-disciplinary approaches through sensing and perception, software & AI
Autonomy
Additive manufacturing, design and production optimization software, industrial robotics
Advanced Manufacturing
Multi-modal trip discovery, pricing, booking, yield management, fulfillment
Marketplace
Electrification, hydrogen, battery management systems, charging, power management
Propulsion Systems
Innovative approaches to fleet finance, insurance, risk mitigation, monitoring
Financial Services
Resource scheduling, navigation and traffic management, datasets, analysis and insights
Network Optimization
Reliable, resilient, cyber-secure, high-bandwidth, V2V/V2X, edge, mesh networks
Connectivity
Pre-trip & in-vehicle user experience, origin and destination services, issue handling
Customer Experience
Sizes
We invest in seed and early stage ventures that can best leverage our expertise and extensive corporate partnerships.
Partners
Our investors and partners are global-large scale companies which move more goods and people every day than anyone else.
Process
Everything moves fast these days, including our investment process. If you've got something worth talking about, let's jam.