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Our Principles and Core Values

UpperStage Capital was founded on the set of guiding principles and core values that our team shares. Our values reflect how we make decisions as a team and the creation of a positive impact on society and the environment, taken as a whole. 

For us, "Don't be evil" is just not good enough. 
Be Awesome. 

Foster an inclusive environment, promote, and celebrate diversity.

Listen to others, hear their ideas, respond to their concerns, and appreciate the value of collaborating to obtain different perspectives.

Acknowledge mistakes and encourage learning from them.

Call out behaviour that is contrary to the Principles, and compassionately assist in improving it.

Not invest in companies that are harmful to humans, animals or the planet (weapons, fossil fuels, narcotics, exploitation).

Apply all Principles within UpperStage, its portfolio, and in our interactions with all other parties.

Foster a fearless culture where everyone feels free to speak up and object, and everyone recognizes that people-pleasing and groupthink can be detrimental to making good decisions.

Be honest, ethical, compassionate, respectful, and fair.

Be confident, when asking for help, that the team will respond with support.

Not tolerate bullying, bigotry, dishonesty, or closed-mindedness.​

Not invest in companies that violate any of the above Principles.

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Our Principles Guide Us in What We Do