“Sherpa is an amazing partner. Their support has been invaluable for everything from fundraising to marketing to recruiting.”
– David Lortscher, MD, Curology
David Lortscher, MD
People first is why Brandless was created. It’s also a core value shared by our extended family at Sherpa. From brainstorming through incubation, Sherpa has supported us in bringing Brandless to life.
– Tina Sharkey, Brandless
Tina Sharkey, Ido Leffler – Brandless
“We’re proud to have Sherpa involved. Their deep understanding and connections in the Mobility space, combined with their visionary outlook, make them one of our most trusted strategic advisors. The remarkable thing is, however, that they’re also always happy to roll up their sleeves and help us with crucial tactical work. We know they’ve got our back.”
– Jonathan Matus, Zendrive
Jonathan Matus


Sherpa Capital is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that supports the most promising emerging technology-enabled companies, helping them become global brands beloved by their customers.

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Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Sherpa, both in the team members we hire and in the entrepreneurs we choose to fund. We are proud of our track record of supporting founders and recruiting and hiring candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds, including women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and immigrants. We believe that no race, gender, nationality or sexual orientation has a monopoly on talented entrepreneurs, and we continually put our values into action through the companies and ideas we support.


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  • “From the moment I told our story I could feel that Sherpa believed in me and our vision. I felt understood. Looking back it makes sense, it was just one entrepreneur talking to another.”

    – Jeff Kearl, Stance

  • “At every stage of our development the Sherpa team has provided key insight and strategic contacts that have developed into new partnerships, investment capital, and industry connections helping Cue to level up as a business.”

    – Ayub Khattak, Cue Health

  • “Sherpa has been an amazing partner to Hyperloop Technologies, not only aiding our financing efforts around the world, but also in helping us to define the truly transformational nature of our 'on-demand' fifth mode of transportation to investors, partners, press and future sources of talent.”

    – Rob Lloyd, Virgin Hyperloop One

  • “The Sherpa team spent significant time and went deep on key operational matters where ipsy needed help. Their support and advice regarding our media and creator strategy has been an important leverage point as we continue to rapidly scale the business.”

    – Marcelo Camberos, ipsy


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