About Stonerose

Launched in 2009, STONEROSE® ADVISORS, LLC is a Washington DC-based public relations consultancy for venture capital firms, Web businesses and technology companies. We help you define your message and tell your story to the press, analysts and producers – broadening understanding, creating awareness and shaping opinion. 

The company name was inspired by the 1799 discovery in Egypt of the Rosetta Stone, an archeological breakthrough that enabled the translation of obscure script into understandable language. The translation of unprecedented Web business models, complex science and rare investment opportunities into a crisp and compelling narrative can raise your visibility and enable opinion makers to understand and report on your business. 

Stonerose is led by Meghan Roman, a veteran communications strategist who has worked with some of the best performing venture capital firms and pioneers behind the most innovative technologies of our time. Meghan serves as the principal consultant, often becoming an adjunct member of your organization. When other functional areas are required – think design, event planning or photography – the right talent is sourced from a network of affiliates and your communications team can dynamically expand. 

  • Meet Georgetown’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs

    J.D. Harrison, The Washington Post - read article
  • Meghan Roman has turned out to be a rockstar.

    John Backus, co-founder and Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures
  • If I need a sounding board or pinch hitter, I call Meghan.

    Nicole Pack, Vice President of Marketing, Venrock
  • Meghan has been an indispensable part of my team. She is talented, nimble, resourceful and dedicated, which is a rare combination to find.

    Lisa Maki, co-founder & CEO, PokitDok
  • Meghan jumps right in and makes an immediate impact. She shows a deep level of thoughtfulness and originality – whether it’s crafting the right message, leveraging support from the investor world, spokesperson training, developing strategy, or handling all matters of media. In particular, her approach to media strategy is solid with careful, diligent research and alignment of corporate objectives with tactical recommendations.

    Eric Sharp, former Marketing Director, Transonic Combustion, a Khosla Ventures and Venrock portfolio company
  • Meghan's guest lectures enrich my Principles of Marketing class at Georgetown. She comes well prepared and shares the depth of orchestration involved in public relations campaigns that may not be so visible on the surface.

    Debora V. Thompson, Associate Professor of Marketing, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

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Meghan Roman is the founder and principal of Stonerose Advisors. From Silicon Valley to Washington DC, Meghan has designed and implemented PR campaigns for more than 30 start-ups, global corporations, and venture capital firms for more than a decade. Meghan has guided clients through every stage of growth and has led a number of companies through successful exits. Her clients have appeared in Bloomberg, CNBC, Financial Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, TechCrunch and The Wall Street Journal, gained recognition in popular social media and across the Web.

At Stonerose, Meghan serves as a communications and marketing advisor to New Atlantic Ventures and select companies in its portfolio. She has also been tapped as an expert resource by industry colleagues to collaboratively build and execute PR programs for NEA, Menlo Ventures and Venrock.

Prior to starting Stonerose, Meghan spent four years as a communications director at Horn Group, a San Francisco and New York-based agency specializing in public relations, interactive design, and social media. She was recruited to serve on the west-coast senior leadership team, providing client service and counsel to the firm on operational matters, growth strategies, business development and employee development. There, she created customized programs to help Silicon Valley-based venture-backed start ups raise and promote venture capital funding, manage merger and acquisition activity and litigation issues and introduce unprecedented technologies.

Previously, Meghan directed integrated marketing communications programs for HP, Adobe and Visa International at Burson-Marsteller. Earlier in her career she was with Applied Communications (acquired by UK-based Next Fifteen), where she represented PayPal, HP’s Linux division and Oracle’s applications business during their inception.

Meghan holds an MBA from the University of San Diego and a BSBA in Marketing and International Business, with a minor in Spanish, from Georgetown University. She has studied at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina and University of Valencia in Spain. Given her personal interest in international affairs, she has had the opportunity to meet with foreign dignitaries from nearly two dozen countries at their embassies and diplomatic residences, through her role with the Women’s Diplomatic Series. As part of her commitment to academia, Meghan has served as a guest lecturer and supports business plan competitions at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She lives in Georgetown with her husband and son, in Washington DC.

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