Upstock is led by Couchsurfing founder & serial entrepreneur

- Casey Fenton

Casey Fenton Founder of Upstock

Core Team

Casey Fenton

Casey Fenton

Co-Founder & CEO

  • Founder, Couchsurfing (20M+ users)
  • Five-time serial entrepreneur with successful exits
  • $25M raised from top VCs such as Benchmark, General Catalyst, Menlo Ventures, midyear, Found

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Arne Peder Blix

Arne Peder Blix

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

  • Founder, Accurate Equity (later Equatex)
  • Spent more than a decade serving 30% of Fortune 100 equity market, never lost a customer
  • Equatex was aquired by Computershare in 2018

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 Tery Williams

Tery Williams

Legal Lead ​

  • Chief equity document legal advisor
  • 22 years, international equity plan expert for 150+ countries
  • Led equity plan design for Baker Mckenzie & Hewlett Packard

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Pawlo Riveros

Pawlo Riveros

Chief Technical Officer

  • Chief technical lead
  • Worked with CEO Casey Fenton for 8+ years on multiple companies
  • Former developer for Couchsurfing

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Gabriel Fenton

Gabriel Fenton

Head of Product & COO

  • 10+ years of experience in the startup world
  • Expertise in technical product management
  • UX & UI expert in the field of startups
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 Virginia Forsyth

Virginia Forsyth

International Attorney

  • Chief customer onboarding lead
  • 10+ years experience in commercial law for a top London law firm
  • Former solicitor for a multi-million dollar international organization

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 Scott McGregor, PhD

Scott McGregor, PhD

Chief Financial Officer

  • Experienced SaaS Finance Manager for 20 years
  • Forecasting and Modeling Wizard
  • Makes sure the Upstock UI is bookeeper-friendly

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Renata Valkova

Renata Valkova

International Attorney

  • Chief customer success lead
  • International lawyer and mediator
  • Deep knowledge in EU & US law

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Amanda Baker

Amanda Baker

Head of Content

  • Website & content creation
  • Assistant marketing & sales
  • Trust and estate planning  paralegal

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Asmina Symonyan

Asmina Symonyan

International Attorney

  • Licensed attorney in a foreign jurisdiction
  • Ph.D in Law
  • Fluent in English & Russian

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Advisors

Eric Ries

Eric Ries

Senior Advisor

Author of the Lean Startup.

Founder of the Long Term Stock Exchange.  Faculty of Singularity University.

Richard Titus

Richard Titus

General Partner at All Fund and former Senior VP, Samsung. ICO expert with over 30 successful ICOs.

Arjun Dev Arora

Arjun Dev Arora

Founder & Adviser, Valence Advisory. Former Partner, 500 Startups. Former Founder & CEO, ReTargeter. Venture Partner, Fin Venture Capital. Silicon Valley Entrepreneur.

Daniel Hoffer

Daniel Hoffer

VC (Autotech), Tandem Capital. Founder & Former CEO of Couchsurfing. Deep product expertise from roles at NortonLive (Symantech) and Triplit (Concur/SAP).

Janielle Denier

Janielle Denier

CEO, RainFactory, Inc. Top growth hacker & crowdfunding expert. Responsible for 8 of the top 20 Indiegogo campaigns.

Contributors

Parimal Kumar

Parimal Kumar

Product Tester

Mehedi Doha

Mehedi Doha

Web Designer

 Maxim Kahlert

Maxim Kahlert

Graphic Designer