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Stephanie Choo

Partner, Portage Ventures


stephanie choo
stephanie choo

Based In

United States

Geographic Focus

North America & Latin America


  • Consumer Fintech
  • Crypto / Web3
  • Payments
  • Fintech Infrastructure


  • - Outside of work, you can find me at a restaurant, wandering through cities, standing in the audience of my local music venue, or on an actual portage.

Stephanie Choo has served as Partner at Portage since 2016. She runs the investment team in North America. She is passionate about partnering with the next generation of Fintech entrepreneurs globally and spends most of her time in consumer Fintech, embedded infra, payments and crypto. She is particularly obsessed with:

  1. democratizing access to financial products
  2. disrupting existing financial services monopolies through better and cheaper experiences
  3. disintermediating the middleman through tech
  4. replacing the creeky rails that all of financial services are built on

Prior to Portage, she led a team, which built and launched a leading digital advice platform in Canada, which now serves over 2M Canadians. Before that, she worked at BCG, where she nudged several large financial services incumbents to modernity. Her journey to Fintech started at a mobile payments startup, which was a lot of fun, but didn’t work.

Stephanie is based in the United States, but is a proud first generation Canadian.  She holds a B.Comm. from Queen’s University.


view Albert


Albert is a modern personal finance management app that aims to improve the financial health of millennials by helping them make better financial decisions.

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view Atomic


Atomic is building the infrastructure API that will connect into payroll/HRIS providers to allow digitally native applications to access valuable employment/income data.

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view Conduit


Conduit is bringing decentralized finance to the mainstream by enabling fintechs, neobanks, and challenger banks to go-to-market with crypto-based product offerings, quickly, easily, and at a fraction of the cost of building in-house.

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view Conquest


Conquest is an AI-driven open architecture financial planning software that allows firms to develop a personalized experience for customers.

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view Fondeadora


Fondeadora is building a mobile financial app linked to an international debit card that allows people to send, spend and store money seamlessly in Mexico.

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view Haruko


Haruko is on a mission to democratize access to blockchain and crypto investments for institutional investors by offering a one-stop-shop Portfolio Management System for crypto.

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view Kikoff


Kikoff is a developer of financial software that lets users demonstrate creditworthiness without the need for a bank account, credit card or credit score by providing a loan to kick off payment history.

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view Pearler


Pearler is a socially-driven wealth platform where millennials learn, invest and share their journey to financial independence.

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view Tallied


Tallied provides the infrastructure to issue and service modern credit card solutions.

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view Lopay


Platform that allows faster and cheaper in-person payments for SMEs and independent merchants through a POS system with embedded services

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view Croissant


Croissant is a provider of an embedded circular resale platform targeting high-end apparel brands and premium consumer electronics.

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