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Who is Upstock?

Upstock is led by Couchsurfing founder & serial entrepreneur Casey Fenton.

Meet Founder & CEO

Casey Fenton

  • Founder of Couchsurfing, the largest trust experiment of all time, boasting over 20 million users

  • Five-time serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits

  • Often called the “Grandfather of the Sharing Economy

  • Keynote speaker at Stanford Graduate School of Business, TEDx, Slush, Startup Grind, DLD, Startup Extreme & many more

Why Upstock?

After growing Couchsurfing, Casey was looking for a way to motivate his team & discovered massive challenges with traditional equity systems.

After investing in old-fashioned equity systems, Casey saw productivity actually start to decline. Workers didn’t understand or trust the complex stack of legal documents being handed to them.


Believing that every team should have the tools to unite & build a successful company without having to pay lawyers for ineffective paper-based documents, Casey set out on a quest to repair the broken equity model. 

Core Team