Jason Stoffer


“Jason was one of the first investors to truly understand what we’re building. He has deep experience in consumer brands and has always been a strong supporter of what we’re doing. Through the Maveron network, I’ve made many friends and met critical business leaders who have shaped the future of Everlane.”

—Michael Preysman, Everlane founder and CEO

As a kid, Jason aspired to be the world’s greatest veterinarian. Now he herds cats of a different sort as a father to three young boys. Jason joined Maveron in 2007 after a pioneering role in online education and has become our resident expert in consumer education, e-commerce and marketplace businesses. Jason has been on both sides of the table, both as a founder and a VC. He likes to dig in and stay involved, and our companies are better for it.

Jason is a diehard U of Michigan football fan and a voracious reader—historical fiction, science fiction, the classics—he’ll read anything but business books. Jason’s love of animals never quite went away; he serves on the board of the Seattle Humane Society.

What’s your go-to app? Twitter, customized to look at the things I love – animals, the environment, VC and tech, current events, Michigan football.

Which consumer brand has greatly impacted your life? Amazon – I’m still amazed I could press a button and have virtually anything at my doorstep in 24 hours.

What was the last gift you gave someone? A trip to Coachella for my wife’s birthday.

What is your favorite occupation? Veterinarian. I deeply admire their ability to handle the inevitable emotion that comes with the job. As a fervent animal lover, I couldn’t handle that.