Stephanie Palmeri is a Partner with SoftTech VC, where she invests in marketplaces, mobile services, SaaS, consumer health, and EdTech startups – including Poshmark, ClassDojo, Clever, Grovo, Panorama Education, Lantern, Phil, Survata and Thanx. Stephanie currently represents SoftTech VC as board member for Fatherly, Pared, Educents, and Envoy, as well as a board observer for numerous investments. She previously served on the boards of Chariot (acquired by Ford Motor Company), Niche (acquired by Twitter), and Spoon University (acquired by Scripps Networks Interactive).
Stephanie joined SoftTech VC in 2011 after a decade of working in marketing and technology. Previously, she was active in New York City’s emergent VC and entrepreneurial community as an Associate with early-stage venture fund NYC Seed and launched the NYC SeedStart incubator, one of New York’s first accelerator programs. Additionally, Stephanie worked with wine ecommerce startup Lot18 on business development and marketing initiatives. Stephanie’s early experiences include Accenture’s market data practice working with investment banking clients like JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley, as well as several years with Estee Lauder’s Clinique brand focused on marketing and sales initiatives for alternative distribution channels. Later, Stephanie was an early member of a startup building enterprise sales and marketing applications for global customers including SAP AG and Diageo.
Stephanie holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University with joint degrees in Marketing and Management Information Systems. She sits on the Advisory Board for the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School. In her spare time, Stephanie sweats hot yoga, skis slowly, and loves getting lost in foreign countries. Follow Stephanie on Twitter @stephpalmeri.