Origin Ventures Promotes Scott Stern and Prashant Shukla to Associate

Origin Ventures as we speak introduced the promotion of Scott Stern and Prashant Shukla to Associate.

Since becoming a member of Origin in 2016, Scott has led investments throughout each marketplaces and software program firms and serves as board director or observer for Tovala, Idelic, Anthill, Fountain, Kidizen, and Voxpopme

Previous to becoming a member of Origin, Scott spent six years as a quantitative power dealer, utilizing superior computing and large knowledge approaches. Earlier than attending enterprise faculty, he helped begin and launch Qore Efficiency – a efficiency attire and thermoregulation startup in Northern Virginia.

Scott holds a B.A. in Economics and Arithmetic from Washington College in St. Louis and an MBA from the College of Chicago Sales space Faculty of Enterprise with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Finance.

Since becoming a member of Origin in 2017, Prashant has led investments throughout a number of classes and serves as a board director or observer for BlackCart, Hammoq, 15Five, Blueboard, Glimpse, Everee, Pronto, Measured, and Trala

Prashant began his profession at Bain & Firm the place he spent most of his time advising expertise purchasers coping with strategic questions round rising applied sciences. He additionally served as the primary product supervisor at Metromile, constructing the primary pay-per-mile auto insurance coverage product together with telematics-powered options for customers. Prashant helped scale Metromile to over 300 workers because it raised over $200M in enterprise capital financing. The corporate went public earlier this yr.

Prashant holds an MBA and MPP from the College of Chicago and undergraduate levels in Economics, Enterprise, and Environmental Economics & Coverage from the College of California at Berkeley.

“Our agency has been constructed on values that our founders Steve Miller and Bruce Barron established in 1999. Scott and Prashant reveal these values and have been a vital half in shaping our agency,” stated Brent Hill, Managing Associate at Origin Ventures. “They’ve earned the belief of founders and our partnership at Origin.”

“These promotions have been attained by way of tenacious pursuit of nice firms and relentless help of founders,” stated Jason Heltzer, Managing Associate at Origin Ventures. “We all know their contributions are simply starting.”


About Origin Ventures:
Origin Ventures is an early-stage enterprise capital agency based in 1999 that invests in high-growth expertise firms creating software program and marketplaces for the “Digital Native Economic system.” Origin Ventures was an early investor in Grubhub, Cameo, BacklotCars, Tock, Tovala, 15Five, and different market leaders. The funding crew members are all former operators and engineers with expertise at Google, Twitter, SAP and Metromile, amongst others. Origin’s workplaces in Chicago and Salt Lake Metropolis present entry to alternatives within the U.S. and Canada.

Devon Leichtman

Supply: Origin Ventures