Our Team

We're a San Francisco-based team working to make the everyday climate fight more affordable. Backed by world-class investors, we're starting by helping consumers installing EV chargers and Heat Pumps.

Andrew Hoskins

Co-Founder & CTO LinkedIn

Former engineer at Affirm from where he helped build servicing and payments systems scaling to billions of dollars in GMV.

Thomas Stephens

Co-Founder & CEO LinkedIn

Launched over 50 cities for DoorDash, and led expansion into Australia & Japan, DoorDash's first-non-North American markets

Aibek Sarbayev

Founding Engineer LinkedIn

Scaled Yelp's payment infra to support over $1B/year. Led optimization of search suggestions for 100M+ monthly users.

Also pictured: Frodo Sarbayev

Strib Walker

Founding Generalist LinkedIn

Executed/advised on 7+ completed acquisitions representing over $13B in total enterprise value at Morgan Stanley and the Jordan Company

We're backed by world-class investors

Our Advisors

Zara Fourmault

Advisor, Capital Markets. LinkedIn

Seasoned Capital Markets leader and advisor to early, mid- and late stage startups. Raised over $5B in debt from starter facilities to AAA rated securitizations in consumer and B2B lending products

Christina Miller

Advisor, Legal LinkedIn

DGC/founding member of Affirm’s legal team, advised on first-of-its-kind consumer finance and cap markets products. Experienced advisor to fintech clients on legal, regulatory, and operational matters

Our Story

As new homeowners Andrew and Thomas were both struggling to figure out what rebates were available and how they actually worked… and we’d spent weeks researching climate tech! Fellow consumers and retailers agreed, so in January of 2023, they started Upfront.

Upfront is determined to make home upgrades more affordable and make energy efficient products the obvious choice in doing so. America’s 124 million homes account for nearly a gigaton of CO2E, and with the incentives available today, consumers no longer need to choose between price and efficiency.

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Want to partner with us or interested in joining our team to make the everyday climate fight more affordable?

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