Consumer focused venture firm Maveron has promoted Jason Stoffer to partner. Stoffer joined the firm in 2007, and was previously a principal. Maveron has offices in San Francsico and Seattle.
Maveron LLC, a consumer-only venture capital firm with offices in Seattle and San Francisco, today announced that it has named Jason Stoffer to the role of partner effective immediately. Stoffer was previously a Principal at Maveron, which he joined in 2007.
With long-term operational experience in the online education field, and nationally recognized for his acumen in the early stage for-profit secondary education, Stoffer will continue to focus on Maveron’s investments in education. He will also continue to identify and invest in key e-commerce and web-enabled consumer businesses. He is currently a board member of Gigi Hill and Latimer Education and is a Board observer at zulily, General Assembly, Altius Education and Livemocha.
“This promotion reflects the truly outstanding contributions that Jason has made over the last four and a half years,” said Dan Levitan, co-founder and managing partner of Maveron LLC. “Jason has unique consumer insight and the ability to build powerful relationships with entrepreneurs. We are excited to have his energy and continued contribution to helping our entrepreneurs build world-class companies.”
Prior to joining Maveron, Stoffer served as senior director of strategic operations for Career Education Corp. where he co-founded and led admissions and marketing for IADT Online, a for-profit design school. At IADT, Stoffer honed his operational skills in a high-growth environment. He is known within Maveron for offering hands-on guidance to entrepreneurs as they grow their companies from the seed of an idea into profitable businesses. Stoffer was closely involved in Maveron’s investments in zulily and Altius Education, and has worked closely with the founder of at these companies to help grow them to where they are today.
“We are experiencing an unprecedented wave of technology innovation that is changing how consumers behave and enabling new consumer brands to launch and scale faster than ever before. I’ve been fortunate at Maveron to collaborate with entrepreneurs such as Mark Vadon, Darrell Cavens and Paul Freedman, who are at the leading edge of leveraging these trends to build the next great consumer companies,” said Stoffer. “I am excited to continue working with the world class team of partners at Maveron, investing in entrepreneurs building transformative consumer businesses.”
Stoffer previously served as an associate at Spinnaker Ventures, an expansion-stage venture capital fund. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in economics from the University of Michigan and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Maveron is a leading consumer-only venture capital focused on backing the best entrepreneurs in three sectors: web-enabled consumer services, education and wellness. Founded in 1998 by Dan Levitan and Howard Schultz, the firm has offices in Seattle and San Francisco. Representative Maveron investments include Altius Education, eBay, Capella Education, Groupon, Livemocha, PayNearMe, Shutterfly, Trupanion and zulily.