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Kenneth Allen Fox III is an American entrepreneur and investor.

Ken Fox
Born
Kenneth Allen Fox

EducationPennsylvania State University
OccupationManaging Partner of Stripes Group

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Early life and educationEdit

Fox grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he started his first business at the age of 15, later graduating from Pennsylvania State University, with a B.S. in economics. He led the formation of The Fox Challenge at Pennsylvania State University. He also received an A.S. degree from CEH Oxford. He completed his first IPO at 29.[1]

CareerEdit

Safeguard Scientifics and TL VenturesEdit

He worked as Director of West Coast operations for Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. and TL Ventures from 1994 to 1996.[2]

ICGEdit

Fox co-founded the Internet Capital Group (ICG) in 1995 and ICG Asia, a Hong Kong-listed company later sold to Hutchison Whampoa.[3][4][1][5][6][7]

StripesEdit

Fox founded Stripes Group, a Manhattan-based growth equity firm that makes investments in internet, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and branded consumer products companies. It has invested in branded consumer companies including Stella & Chewy's, Reformation, Levain Bakery, Califia Farms, ON Running, Siete Family Foods, and SmartWool, internet marketplaces including GrubHub, GoFundMe, Udemy, and Upwork, and SaaS & Internet businesses including Monday.com, FullStory, Flatiron Health, eMarketer, Remitly, Refinery29, and SPINS.[8] He founded Stripes Group, LLC in February 2008 and is its Managing Partner. [9]

He is a co-founder of A10 Capital, a commercial mortgage lender.

Directorships and board membershipsEdit

He also currently serves as a Director of

Stella & Chewy's, LLC
Reformation
Udemy, Inc.
Snooze Holdings, LLC
On Holding AG
Monday, Ltd.
Sandata Technologies, LLC

[10]

He is a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Epoch Innovations, Inc. He was the Chairman of Smartwool.[11]

Honors and awardsEdit

Fox was named the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000. He won the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement, and was named by the Industry Standard as the Most Innovative B2B Executive.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Fox lives in New York City and is an avid outdoor athlete.[1] He is a board member of the TEAK Fellowship, a Development Partner of Acumen, and a supporter of code.org.[13][14][15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Crunchbase: Ken Fox". TechCrunch.
  2. ^ Kenneth A. Fox III, A.C.A., A.C.I.I., A.C.I.S.; Bloomberg; [1]
  3. ^ Xander, Robin (October 26, 2008). "Syndero sells beauty to capture clicks". American City Business Journals.
  4. ^ "A10 Capital Closes $75 Million Investment Facility From KKR" (Press release). Marketwired. February 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Schonfeld, Erick (September 27, 1999). "A One-Stock Way to Play The Net Here's an exclusive first look at the company analysts think is best poised to capitalize on the Net's next big wave: business-to-business e-commerce. Internet Capital has stakes in 36 hot B2B startups". Fortune.
  6. ^ Simon, Ruth (January 29, 2001). "1. IPOs Will Make You Rich". The Wall Street Journal.(subscription required)
  7. ^ Barrett, Amy (November 1, 1999). "Internet Capital's Young Turks". Bloomberg L.P.(subscription required)
  8. ^ "Stripes Group". TechCrunch.
  9. ^ Kenneth A. Fox III, A.C.A., A.C.I.I., A.C.I.S.; Bloomberg; [2]
  10. ^ Kenneth A. Fox III, A.C.A., A.C.I.I., A.C.I.S.; Bloomberg; [3]
  11. ^ Kenneth A. Fox III, A.C.A., A.C.I.I., A.C.I.S.; Bloomberg; [4]
  12. ^ Kenneth A. Fox III, A.C.A., A.C.I.I., A.C.I.S.; Bloomberg; [5]
  13. ^ "TEAK Board of Directors".
  14. ^ "code.org Donors".
  15. ^ "Acumen Partner Community".

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