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Cowboy Ventures

Cowboy Ventures

Cowboy Ventures is a seed-stage focused fund investing in digital startups.

Company Overview

Cowboy Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, startups and early-stage investments. It seeks to invest in Fintech, digital and technology companies and in Life 2.0 products. The firm prefers to invest across the United States of America. Cowboy Ventures was founded in 2012 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

History

Cowboy Ventures was founded by Aileen Lee in 2012. Cowboy Ventures is a seed-stage focused fund that seeks to back exceptional founders who are building products that "re-imagine" work and personal life in large and growing markets.

Investments

Cowboy Ventures has made 96 investments. One of their investments was on Mar 20, 2019, when they invested $30M in Abstract. Cowboy Ventures has had 14 exits including Dollar Shave Club, August Home, and Product Hunt. Cowboy Ventures has raised a total of $190M across 3 funds, their latest being Cowboy Ventures Fund III. This fund was announced on Aug 6, 2018, and raised a total of $95M.

Timeline

March 20, 2019
Abstract

$30M.

August 6, 2018
Cowboy Ventures Fund III

$95M.

Associated investment funds

People

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Role
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Aileen Lee

Founder

Andy Johns

Advisor

Brandee Barker

Advisor

Chris Pouliot

Advisor

David Popowitz

Investor

Deborah Conrad

Advisor

Diego Berdakin

Investor

Ed Zimmerman

Investor

Eric Feng

Advisor

Hosain Rahman

Investor

Jennifer Nuckles

Advisor

Joanne Yuan

Employee

Lee Linden

Investor

Meg He

Employee

Mina Radhakrishnan

Advisor

Noah Lichtenstein

Employee

Paul Sethi

Investor

Suleman Ali

Investor

Tina Sharkey

Investor

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News

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Author
Date
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Lucas Matney
July 22, 2021
TechCrunch
'I think you want insight from people who understand how human beings listen and learn and grow.'
Drata
January 13, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Drata, a next-gen compliance and security automation company, came out of stealth today and announced $3.2M in seed funding led by Cowboy...
Melia Russell
November 24, 2020
Business Insider
All year, Business Insider published lists of rising startups, which featured over 350 companies. We went back and chose our top 100 from that crop.
Mike Butcher
September 2, 2020
TechCrunch
Deciding how to go about getting your initial funding is always a tricky subject, as the wrong move could adversely impact your young company. At Disrupt 2020 this September 14-18, we'll showcase three amazing investors and experts who've shepherded multiple companies during their earliest stages. The process of raising your first dollars looks simple from [...]
Anthony Ha
April 23, 2020
TechCrunch
Apple plans to fix an iPhone email security bug, Magic Leap cuts 1,000 staffers and Google is requiring all advertisers to identify themselves. Here's your Daily Crunch for April 23, 2020. 1. A new iPhone email security bug may let hackers steal private data According to security firm ZecOps, the bug is in the iPhone's [...]
Jordan Crook
April 20, 2020
TechCrunch
Today's a big day! Extra Crunch Live: Episode 1 featuring Aileen Lee and Ted Wang airs today at 1:30pm ET/10:30am PT and we could not be more excited to have such esteemed guests for the launch of this new speaker series for Extra Crunch members. The coronavirus has gripped the nation for the past five [...]
Jordan Crook
April 15, 2020
TechCrunch
The startup world is going through yet another evolution. A few years ago, VCs were focused on growth over profitability. Now, making money is just as important, if not more, than sheer growth. And we're in the midst of a global pandemic, which has brought the economy to a crawl and forced entrepreneurs to rethink [...]

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