Joe Tsai

Joe Tsai

Vice President

Milestones: Milestones:


Hult Prize social entrepreneurship finalist

Winner of multiple international-level piano competitions

Greatest athletic accomplishment: finished 2nd place in a free throw shooting competition (88%)

Specializing In: Specializing In:


Software

Team
Joe Tsai

Background

Joe is responsible for sourcing, executing and supporting investments, with a focus on software and fintech. He is actively involved with Stripes portfolio companies Pleo, BacklotCars, Remine, and Sift. Joe also supported the firm's investment in On Running, and was previously involved with realized portfolio companies Turtle Beach and Art.com.

Prior to joining Stripes in 2016, Joe was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, helping Fortune 500 executives on strategic topics including product innovation, digital experience, customer acquisition, pricing and M&A.

Companies


"WE LOOK FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND COMPANIES THAT HAVE NAILED PRODUCT-MARKET FIT, YET STILL CONTINUE TO PURSUE IT RELENTLESSLY. WE APPROACH OUR PLATFORM PRECISELY THE SAME WAY. OUR COMMITMENT TO BEING THE BEST FIT FOR THE DISTINCTIVE FOUNDERS WE PARTNER WITH RESULTS IN A CULTURE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND EXCELLENCE YOU CAN FIND IN EVERY CORNER OF STRIPES."

Interests

Joe was born and raised in Los Angeles. A diehard Lakers fan, he gave up his NBA dreams early on, but continues to channel his passion for basketball via weekly pick up games. He loves breakfast burritos at any time of the day, and also enjoys trying new IPAs and Japanese whiskeys. You can find him on weekends working on newer hobbies like skiing and electronic music production.

Education

B.S. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania

B.A.S. in Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania

Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology