Stacy Brown-Philpot
Stacy Brown-Philpot
Founder and Managing Partner, Cherryrock Capital

Stacy Brown-Philpot is founder and managing partner at Cherryrock Capital, the first Black woman–founded, multi-hundred-million-dollar venture firm focused on Black and Latine founders. She founded Cherryrock to help the best emerging technology startups scale from $1 million to $100 million through operational excellence and talent development. 

Brown-Philpot has more than 20 years of experience leading the growth and scale of large and small enterprises in the digital economy. She is the former chief executive officer of TaskRabbit, where she led the transformation of a fast-growing startup into a global business. In 2017, she led the acquisition of TaskRabbit by the IKEA Group.

Before joining TaskRabbit, Brown-Philpot was entrepreneur-in-residence at Google Ventures. Before that, she spent nearly a decade leading global operations for Google’s flagship products and serving as head of online sales and operations for Google India. She also brings a background in finance from her experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Goldman Sachs.

Ranked by Business Insider as one of the 46 Most Important Blacks in Technology, Brown-Philpot speaks frequently on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Notably, she founded the Black Googler Network, a seminal component of diversity initiatives at Google and the larger technology industry.

Brown-Philpot is a founding member of SoftBank’s Opportunity Fund and an advisor to some of the most prominent venture capital and private equity firms. In addition to her board position at the Urban Institute, Brown-Philpot is on the board of directors for HP Inc., Nordstrom, Noom, StockX, Joy, and Black Girls Code. She was named a 2016 Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute and one of Fortune’s 2015 40 Under 40.

Brown-Philpot holds a BS in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.