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meet the SSC TEam
meet the SSC TEam
John Francis, Partner
Clay Gordon, Partner
Cindy Ho, Associate
Matt Hunckler, Advisor
Christian Beck, Advisor
John is a Founding Partner of Stout Street Capital. Prior to Stout Street, he managed TechMotion Capital, a private investment shop specializing in the algorithmic trading of energy futures and equities in New Orleans. John started his career as a construction manager, managing keystone projects worth over $1 billion in India. John holds a Bachelor’s of Science in civil engineering and a Master’s degree in construction management from India’s National Institute of Construction Management and Research as well as an MBA in Finance and Energy from Tulane University.
˙˙We believe great founders can start building anywhere, decentralization of startup community and bedding ___ ecosystem are going to drive the startup world in the coming decade.˙˙
Clay is Managing Partner of Stout Street Capital, which he co-founded in 2016. Upon graduation from the University of Colorado, Clay joined a large Washington DC-based nonprofit where he led regional development efforts in the Southeast, contributing to annual fundraising of $25 million. Clay then served as the Business Development Manager for Denver-based Strata Resources Inc., before founding Stout Street Capital with business partner John Francis to become early investors in Colorado’s burgeoning tech scene. Clay specializes in fundraising and deal flow management for the fund.
˙˙I am passionate about making meaning connections to help small and growing startup communities.
Cindy Ho is an Associate at Stout Street Capital and Director of Operations for UNMET Conferences. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics and Business Management from University of Denver. Cindy is passionate about working with entrepreneurs and developing early-stage ecosystems in Middle America. Cindy is currently focused on managing The UNMET Conference, which helps early-stage companies located in the middle of the country access Series A and B capital.
˙˙I'm passionate about working with entrepreneurs, developing early-stage ecosystems, and helping early-stage companies located in the Middle of the country to access capital.˙˙
Matt Hunckler is the founder and CEO of Powderkeg, a digital community for tech entrepreneurs and professionals building innovative companies in tech hubs between the coasts. He has covered emerging tech companies around the country for publications like Forbes, VentureBeat, and Inc.com and is also the host of award-winning podcast Powderkeg: Igniting Startups, a show that shares the most fascinating stories of professional growth and innovation coming out of communities across America.
Christian Beck is an executive partner at Innovatemap. He spent ten years designing software products and building design teams before shifting to oversee sales and marketing at Innovatemap. Today, Christian works closely with founders of high-growth startups on product, design, and go-to-market strategy.