Fueling Innovations,
Empowering Dreams.
At CPC, we bridge visionary ideas with strategic investments. Join us and amplify your voice in the world of startups.
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Elite Startup Venture Club | Founded by Stanford Alumni
Established in April 2015 by Stanford affiliates, CPC-Cardinal Pitch Club is the vanguard of uniting early-stage startups with esteemed, entrepreneur-friendly VCs and CVCs. Our investors include industry giants such as Sequoia, Greylock, NEA, Intel Capital, and more, with an impressive $92 million raised. With a thriving community of 1,700 members and counting, we've facilitated pitches from 121 companies spanning diverse sectors like AI, AR/VR, Fintech, Healthcare, and Enterprise.
Empowering Dreams, Amplifying Voices
CPC empowers individuals with bold dreams and innovative ideas, providing a platform for them to be heard. In a world often unkind to new creations, we believe that the time to risk something is the time of discovery and defense of fresh ideas. Anyone with the aspiration to pitch can find a home here—because we believe, "Anyone can pitch."
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CPC in the News
Discover the latest happenings and insights in the startup world. Recently, Professor Jan Liphardt at Stanford University shared intriguing observations at CPC Crypto DevCon. Learn more about the dynamics of information disclosure and our commitment to innovation.
04/ Meet the CPC Team
Passionate Advocates
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Tamish Pulappadi
Stanford Computer Science graduate with a GPA of 3.73, Tamish Pulappadi excels as the Co-Founder and Developer at Referral Matters, showcasing a unique blend of academic and business expertise.
Charles Legaspi
Stanford Economics student, Management Science & Engineering minor, showcasing business acumen through roles at Craniometrix and Webasto Charging Systems, Inc. Leadership in Stanford ASES and Stanford BASES.
Manan Gupta
Stanford student excelling in Mathematical and Computational Science, with business acumen honed as a Product Manager Intern at Bayt.com and Analyst Intern at Fieldfisher Capital.
05/ Meet the CPC Team
Guiding Us to Where
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Former Leader
Marco Lorenzon
Economics undergrad skilled in startup acceleration, True Ventures fellowship, and JP Morgan investment banking. Teaches at Stanford, passionate about food and health innovation.
Former Leader
Bruno Yoshimura
Web entrepreneur since 2001, backed by Accel Partners and Kaszek Ventures. Stanford GSB MBA. Expert in building ventures, creating teams, and investing in early-stage entrepreneurs.
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Mahak Garg
GSB student and electronics engineer experienced in finance. Passionate about manufacturing, plant-based foods, and finance.
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Erhan Eren
Corporate leader with a decade of experience in technology management, business development, and AI. Invests in AI, smart home, VR technologies, Oil & Gas, and Aerospace Industries.
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Sean Li
Stanford master’s student in Management Science & Engineering, combining academic prowess with a focus on entrepreneurship and venture capital.
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Ishan Gandhi
Ishan received his Engineering B.S. in 2024, and now works as a Business Analyst in the New York offices of McKinsey & Company.
06/ Major Events
Where Innovation Takes
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Subscribe now to stay in the loop with our upcoming events. CPC Crypto DevCon: Immerse yourself in 9 Pitch Nights featuring top VCs and CVCs in Silicon Valley, including Sequoia, Greylock, Accel, NEA, Intel Capital, and many others. Witness the brilliance of 121 companies in fields such as AI, AR/VR, Fintech, Healthcare, and Enterprise, with over $92 million raised to date. CPC Cryptocurrency and Exchange Conference.
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