Stacy Brown-Philpot is a Founding Member of the SoftBank Opportunity Fund. A $100mm fund established by SoftBank Group to invest in Black, Latinx, and Native American founders.
Personal Attributes and Interests
"I am passionate about creating diverse and inclusive opportunities, especially in the black community, which is why I am on the investment committee of SoftBank’s Opportunity Fund and a board member for Black Girls CODE. "
She was most recently CEO of TaskRabbit, Inc., April 2016 to August 2020. Where she led the company through global expansion and acquisition by IKEA. She previously was COO of TaskRabbit from January 2013 to April 2016.
Prior to joining the company, Ms. Brown-Philpot served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Google Ventures from May 2012 to December 2012. During her nine years at Google, she worked for Sheryl Sandberg, headed online sales and operations for Google India, and founded the Black Googler Network, a key component of Google’s efforts around diversity.
Mrs. Brown-Philpot was a Senior Analyst at Goldman Sachs (July 1999 – July 2000), where she executed mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures for global transactions ranging from $400m to $10bn.
She was a Senior Associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (June 1997 – June 1999), providing auditing and assurance services to companies in the financial services, healthcare, and non-profit sector including management of project teams.
Board and Advisor Roles
Board member of:
- HP Inc.
- 2016 Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute.
- In 2015 she was named one of Fortune's 40 Under 40.
Mrs. Brown-Philpot received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.