Co-Founder & President
Mr. Unity Stoakes is founder of StartUp Health, LLC. Mr. Stoakes co-founded Startup Health Holdings, Inc. in 2006 and serves as its President. Mr. Stoakes is General Partner of Transformation Ventures, a New York City-based investment firm with a unique approach to finding, developing and investing in talented entrepreneurs who want to build great companies of lasting value. He Cofounded OrganizedWisdom.com. Mr. Stoakes has a decade of experience helping emerging businesses through dramatic growth stages, start-up to IPO specializing in operational management, marketing communications, and investor relations. Before joining Transformation Ventures, Mr. Stoakes was a senior management executive with Dallas-based Stone Investments, a privately held investment group with over $3 billion in assets under management. With Stone, he focused on helping portfolio companies with strategic marketing, product development and portfolio management. During his Stone tenure, Mr. Stoakes helped build Privacy Council, Inc., a technology and data protection company that manages privacy and security issues for several of the world's biggest companies and government organizations. Leveraging his broad range of hands-on experience during the growth years of the late nineties, Mr. Stoakes joined start-up Promotions .com as a key member of the deal team that raised approximately $100 million of private and public financing from both an IPO led by Bear Stearns, Thomas Weisel Partners, ING Barings and Wit Capital and from private and strategic blue-chip investors including Stone Capital, Citigroup Investments, Allen & Company, XL Ventures, Invesco Private Capital, Weiss Peck & Greer, Primus Ventures, Chattergee Partners, Prospect Street Ventures, Catterton Partners and NBC. Mr. Stoakes began his career at Middleberg Euro RSCG where he helped launch Middleberg Interactive, one of the first interactive agencies. Mr. Stoakes was a pioneer in helping large organizations integrate new media initiatives into their marketing strategies for companies like Walt Disney World, PaineWebber, and PitneyBowes. In addition, Unity helped launch and grow a variety of innovative (then start-up) companies through various growth stages including CBS Marketwatch, CDnow, Datek Online, TheStreet.com, Multex Investor Network and Wit Capital. He serves as Director of EndlessBeauty.com LLC and StartUp Health, LLC. Mr. Stoakes serves as a Director of Startup Health Holdings, Inc. He is a founding member of the Society of Participatory Medicine and a mentor at Blueprint Health, an accelerator for health and wellness startups. Unity is on the AARP Innovation @50+ Advisory Board, the SXSW Accelerator Advisory Board and the Care Innovations Advisory Board. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and B.A. in Political Science.