Who are we


Tomás Puig - Managing Director

Tomás Puig is a managing director at Test Kitchen Capital who currently works in San Francisco, California USA.

His experience includes growing multiple companies from single to 25%+ quarterly growth rates, building marketing organizations within companies that go from 20 to 500+ employees, scaling demand generation from zero, and building large social presences from scratch, and multiple current valuations over $500M.

His work has been featured in Fast Company, VentureBeat, Gigaom, CNET, CBS News, Network World, TechCrunch, and The Bold Italic.

Tomás' deep interest in diversity comes, in part, from his father coming over to the USA as a refugee from Cuba during the revolution.

Dale Stephens - Managing director

Dale is a managing director at Test Kitchen Capital and former founder who currently works in San Francisco, CA USA. He is a superconnector who loves to speak about the future of work and education to audiences worldwide: from TED to the New York Times--more than 250 events and counting! 

In 2011 Dale became one of the first Thiel Fellows, and in 2013, Forbes named him a 30 Under 30 in Education, and Penguin published his book “Hacking Your Education. Dale is the founder of Uncollege.org (now Gap Year Global” and grew the organization to $2M in revenue.

Dale has a deep interest in diversity and is a member of several LGBTQ groups.

Marcy Swenson - Managing Director

Marcy is a managing director at Test Kitchen Capital and a founder with multiple exits. She was co-founder and VP of Engineering at Critical Path, Inc. which went public and was voted “the best-managed, fastest growing tech company” by Forbes ASAP in 1999. She is a UCLA and Stanford alumna (Math/Computer Science/AI), and earned her coaching certification from Sofia University.

For the last decade, Marcy has been a leadership coach for some of the world’s most successful tech startup founders through her company Startup Happiness.

Marcy is passionate about increasing diversity, given her experience as an LBGTQ female founder.