I am an Entrepreneur Interested in Raising Capital
I am a GTM Leader Interested in Angel Investing

Our Core Tenets

We combine deep investment expertise with hands-on GTM operations and execution

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Our GTM Leaders

We are backed by 100+ Go-To-Market executives from unicorns and the Fortune 500, representing areas of expertise including demand gen, sales ops, PLG, ABM, account management, customer success, transactional sales, enterprise / mid-market sales, pricing & packaging, hiring, and team management

Jay Simons

Jay Simons
President, Atlassian

Yamini Rangan

Yamini Rangan
CCO, HubSpot / fmr CCO, Dropbox

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Jon McNeill
fmr COO, Lyft / fmr CRO, Tesla

Leela Srinivasan

Leela Srinivasan
CMO, SurveyMonkey

Jed Nachman

Jed Nachman
COO, Yelp

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Hilary Headlee
Head of Global Sales Operations, Zoom

Sydney Sloan

Sydney Sloan
CMO, Salesloft

Elissa Fink

Elissa Fink
fmr CMO, Tableau

Oliver Jay

Oliver Jay
CRO, Asana

Katie Bullard

Katie Bullard
President, A CloudGuru / fmr President, DiscoverOrg/ZoomInfo

Ryan Longfield

Ryan Longfield
CRO, Gong

Kate Ahlering

Kate Ahlering
CSO, Glassdoor

Brian Halligan

Brian Halligan
CEO, HubSpot

Allison Pickens

Allison Pickens
fmr COO, Gainsight

Ed LaPerche

Ed LaPerche
GVP, Workday

Lesley Young

Lesley Young
VP of Global Commercial Sales, Segment

Carol Meyers

Carol Meyers
fmr CMO, Rapid7 / fmr CMO, LogMeIn

Ed Calnan

Ed Calnan
Co-founder & CRO, Seismic

John Boucher

John Boucher
fmr SVP, Oracle

Kara Gilbert

Kara Gilbert
fmr Chief People Officer, Turbonomic

Mike Arntz

Mike Arntz
CRO & EVP of Global Field Operations, Smartsheet

Emmanuelle Skala

Emmanuelle Skala
SVP of Customer Success, Toast

Mike Volpe

Mike Volpe
CEO, Lola / fmr CMO, HubSpot

Jill Rowley

Jill Rowley
fmr CGO, Marketo

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John McMahon
Board Member, Snowflake

What Our Leaders Say About Us

Josh Allen
"Success in early stage companies is hard to come by. It's even harder to scale that success and turn it into a repeatable, predictable business. Stage 2 Capital is providing young companies with unprecedented access to go-to-market leaders who can help them navigate some of the pitfalls that can slow growth. It's a truly differentiated opportunity and one I just had to be a part of!”

Josh Allen CRO at Drift

Hilary Headlee
"Sales Operations is like the plumbing of your business: when it’s not working, everyone knows. Help get ahead of that with advice from Stage 2 Capital to ensure you have tried and true operational foundations with advice on what to do and how to do it. I'm excited to contribute to this effort as an LP."

Hilary Headlee Head of Global Sales Operations & Enablement, Zoom

Oliver Jay
"In a crowded venture capital industry, Stage 2 stands out for its deep focus on providing entrepreneurs with relevant GTM support from a curated network of proven GTM executives.  As an operator I’m constantly growing and I enjoy having a forum of entrepreneurs to share my learnings. I'm both an investor as well as an operator and  Stage 2 has a differentiated approach to helping entrepreneurs."

Oliver Jay Head of Global Sales & Business Development, Asana

Carol Meyers
"Finding product market fit is only half the battle. Time-starved, attention-scarce and empowered buyers make breaking through an enormous challenge. Stage 2 Capital partners with entrepreneurs to fund growth and provide much needed go-to-market expertise. It’s rewarding to be involved and an investor."

Carol Meyers Former CMO, Rapid7

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"Entrepreneurial CEOs tell me the biggest challenge facing startups today is understanding how to create a strategy for growth and putting together the tactics to implement the plan. However, the vast majority of people in their orbit are only knowledgable about financial metrics, not sales and marketing.  Stage 2 Capital is precisely what those CEOs need because we deliver deep growth expertise along with our investment.  I'm thrilled to be on the team as an investor and advisor."

David Meerman Scott Marketing Speaker & Best Selling Author

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"Founders often have strong product vision but need guidance crafting customer acquisition, growth and retention strategies.  They long to tap into a network of executives who've seen it before.  Stage 2 Capital provides these CEOs and entrepreneurs access 100s of years of collective experience of the LPs.  It's exciting to not only invest in these companies but also give back and help them grow."

Emmanuelle Skala SVP of Customer Success, Toast

John Boucher
"I was intrigued and excited about the differentiated value Stage 2 Capital was bringing to the market and in particular to disruptive SaaS companies.  Having been around growth and scale my entire career, I believe that Stage 2 Capital is offering a unique value proposition, which includes a proven and time tested framework for early stage growth coupled with an unprecedented knowledge base of true GTM operators.  These are exciting times in the SaaS world I'm glad to be a part of Stage 2 Capital as an LP."

John Boucher Former SVP, Oracle

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