Erik Stettler

Data Science and Venture Specialist
New York, NY
Capital Raising M&AGo To Market StrategyPresentation Advisory

About me

  • Erik co-founded Firstrock Capital, a global venture capital fund that has invested into 50 companies across the Americas.  As part of launching his fund, he served as director of a global accelerator program in which 60 startups participated over three years. 
  • Prior to Firstrock, he led teams in New York for cases including restructurings of $3 billion in global subsidiaries and M&A deals worth over $10 billion. 
  • He has worked with enterprises, startups, universities, and governments to help craft their strategies for technological transformation, entrepreneurship and the future of work. 
  • He is a data scientist and Harvard MBA with distinction, speaks four languages, and his work has been noted in publications including Forbes, CNBC, and the Harvard Business Review.
  • In addition to his work in technology he is deeply passionate about promoting culture and the arts, and has worked with many artists from independent musicians to New York’s Lincoln Center on their growth, audience development, and fundraising strategies.


Toptal, Chief Economist

2018 – Present

  • Driving the firm’s research and thought leadership on the global talent economy and the Future of Work.

Firstrock Capital, Founding Partner

2013 – Present

  • Invested in 50 global tech companies, raised over $400M  in capital.
  • Realized six exits, two to acquisitions prior to IPO

NERA Economic Consulting, Research Assoc. to Sr. Analyst

2000 – 2002

  • Led international financial institutions &  product &  technology companies to M&A and restructuring

Amaranth, Internship

2000 – 2002

  • Analyzed pricing and risk for options and convertible bonds.
  • Modeled transactions for $9B hedge fund.

Harvard Business School, Masters in Business Admin.

2011 – 2013

  • With Distinction
  • Masters thesis on pan-American trade and finance opportunities

Erik Stettler

Remote Management Consulting

Business Continuity