Stephen Forte Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 18

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 14


Stephen Forte General Information


Mr. Stephen Forte is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Fresco Capital. He serves as Board Observer at LeadIQ. He serves as Board Member at Swivl and CircleLink Health. He served as a Board Member at Swipes. He serves as an Advisor at Catalia Health and BuuPass. He was also the Advisor at Launchpilots and Quark VR. He was a Co-Founder and served as Director at Mach5 Accelerator. Based in Menlo Park, CA, He is involved in all aspects of investment and operations with a specific focus on enterprise and IoT. Prior, he was Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik, a leading vendor of developer and team productivity tools that was acquired by Progress Software in 2014. He is an active angel investor and also a mentor at several startup accelerators including Haxlr8r and the Thiel Foundation's 20 under 20 programs. He is the founder of Mach5, a Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and co-founder of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong's first startup accelerator. He was the co-founder of several startups, including Chassis Finder (acquired in 2012), Triton Works (acquired in 2010) and Corzine (acquired in 2007). Prior to Corzen, he served as the first CTO of venture-backed Zagat Survey in New York City (acquired in 2011) and also was the co-founder of the New York-based software consulting firm The Aurora Development Group. He has an MBA from the City University of New York, did post-grad work at LSE and has written several books on application and database development.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • United States

Stephen Forte Investments (18)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
MeetingPulse 01-Jan-2021 Seed Round 00.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue
Boon + Gable 27-Jun-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Out of Business 0000000 00000
Compology 15-Apr-2016 00000 00000 00.000 Environmental Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
Chai 01-May-2015 0000 00000 000 Diagnostic Equipment Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
Insight Robotics 03-Apr-2014 0000 00000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
Launchpilots 31-Jan-2014 0000 00000 00000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
SchoolMint (Acquired) 14-Jan-2014 0000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
Taxiwise Company 09-Oct-2013 000000000000 Social/Platform Software Startup 0000000 00000
Riskpulse 08-Jul-2013 Seed Round 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
PayAllies 19-Feb-2013 Accelerator/Incubator Financial Software Out of Business 0000000 00000

Stephen Forte Exits (14)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Compology 06-Oct-2022 Merger/Acquisition
Riskpulse 09-Jan-2020 000000000000000000 0000
Boon + Gable 01-Jan-2019 000 00 00000000
Red Clay 01-Sep-2018 000 00 00000000
SchoolMint (Acquired) 30-Oct-2017 0000000000
Launchpilots 09-Oct-2017 000000000000000000
I Done This 01-Oct-2017 0000000000
Little Bird 17-Nov-2016 000000000000000000
PayAllies 19-Aug-2016 Out of Business
Plukka 04-Dec-2015 IPO 00.000

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Stephen Forte Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Stephen Forte Angel Investor 00 0 0 Menlo Park, CA

Stephen Forte Co-Investors (4)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Joel Semeniuk 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Reformation Partners Management 0 Series chart Industry bar
Remi Caron 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Seagate Ventures 0 Series chart Industry bar

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