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Upward Innovators began with a shared vision among its founders to reshape the venture capital landscape. Recognizing a gap in the market for investments that not only offered financial returns but also drove positive societal and environmental impact, the founders, experienced in both the startup ecosystem and impact investment, decided to create a platform that would bridge this gap.

The inception of Upward Innovators was fueled by the belief that financial success and impactful change could coexist and bolster each other. The founders saw the potential in innovative startups that were addressing critical global challenges but often struggled to find supportive, aligned capital.

How It All Started

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About Us

Upward Innovators has always been about envisioning a future where business success and positive impact go hand in hand

Drawing on their diverse backgrounds in entrepreneurship, finance, technology, and sustainability, the founders pooled their expertise to create a venture capital firm unlike any other. Their mission was clear: to support and grow startups that were not only poised for economic success but also committed to making a tangible difference in the world.

The journey began with identifying and investing in a few key startups that embodied these values. Success stories from these early investments helped solidify our reputation as a pioneer in impact investing. This success attracted attention from like-minded investors and entrepreneurs, allowing Upward Innovators to expand its portfolio and influence, gradually growing into the impactful venture capital firm it is today.

Invest with Upward Innovators - Where Capital Meets Purpose

Mission: Our mission at Upward Innovators is to empower and propel forward-thinking startups that are dedicated to creating innovative solutions for pressing global challenges. We strive to bridge the gap between visionary entrepreneurs and the resources they need, driving sustainable growth and positive societal impact.

Vision: We envision a world where entrepreneurial success is synonymous with social and environmental responsibility. Our vision is to be at the forefront of the venture capital industry, leading the charge in supporting startups that not only aim for commercial success but also seek to make a meaningful difference in the world.


  1. Innovation

  2. Impact

  3. Integrity

  4. Collaboration

  5. Resilience

  6. Leadership

  7. Sustainability

Green Area

Our Team

Mike Tuon

Founder | Fund Manager

Tomas Pokorny

Founder | Fund Manager

Greg Lee

Founder | Technology

Andrew Chen

Founder | Advisory

Gage Brakebill

Community Manager

Corinne Suor


Jacqueline Yee


Oskar Haq

Sustainability Advisor

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