Stephanie Vaughan is Vice President at Block X Ventures. She is an
experienced capital markets professional with a background encompassing
crowdfunding, venture capital, and investment banking. She served as
director of capital markets and development at StreetShares, a marketplace
lender focused on providing small business loans to veteran-owned companies
funded by Institutional, Regulation A and Regulation D investors. At
StreetShares she led all strategic initiatives for investor products. She
also played a key role in raising the company’s $23 million Series B
financing. Previously, she was a senior associate executing venture debt
transactions for LunaCap Ventures and was an investment banking associate
with Houlihan Lokey. A former captain in the United States Marine Corps,
she served as communications and operations officer and held strategic
roles assisting in re-designing the USMC Force and overseeing
anti-terrorism efforts for U.S. Central Command in Afghanistan. She holds
an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a BA in Quantitative
Economics from the United States Naval Academy.