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True Ventures

True Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology companies.

True Ventures is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in early-stage technology companies. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2005 by John Burke, Jon Callaghan, Phil Black, Toni Schneider, and Tony Conrad. Notable exits made by True Ventures include: Peloton, Fitbit, Duo, Ring, Blue Bottle Coffee,, Hedvig, BrightRoll, Connectifier, Goodreads, Apcera, MakerBot, Smarterer, and Screenhero.

Investment funds
True Ventures VI, LP

On October 30, 2018 True ventures announced raising $350 million in funding for their True Ventures VI, LP fund. True Ventures wrote about their plans for their True Ventures VI, LP fund on their website:

With our new Fund VI, we will continue to invest in driven, exceptionally creative Founders leading teams and building products across a range of industries including enterprise software, connected devices, consumer brands, cryptocurrency, and digital biology — to name only a few of our many areas of interest.
True Ventures Select Fund III

On October 30, 2018 True ventures announced raising $285 million in funding for their True Ventures Select Fund III.

Venture Firm of the Year

In 2018, True Ventures was awarded the Venture Firm of the Year by National Venture Capital Association for their strong fund performance and commitment to advancing entrepreneurship. The co-founder of True Ventures, John Callaghan, made the following statement about True Ventures being awarded the Venture Firm of the Year award:

We couldn’t be happier for the True team and are honored to recognize them as the 2018 Venture Firm of the Year. Since True’s founding in 2005, Jon, Phil and the rest of the team have established themselves as leaders of our industry through their investments, support for entrepreneurs and commitment to creating a more inclusive ecosystem. We congratulate them on this achievement and wish them the best of luck as they continue to lead our industry into the future.


September 16, 2021
Kewazo raises $5M in a Series A Funding round led by True Ventures.
September 15, 2021
Infrastructure access platform StrongDM announces that it raised $54 million in a series B round led by Tiger Global, with participation from GV, Sequoia Capital, True Ventures, HearstLab, Bloomberg Beta, and Godfrey Sullivan.
September 14, 2021
Neosec, a cybersecurity platform designed to secure APIs, emerges from stealth with $20.7 million in series A funding from True Ventures, New Era Capital Partners, TLV, SixThirty, and several angel investors.
August 31, 2021
Syndicate raises $20M Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from True Ventures, among others.
August 24, 2021
NoRedInk raises $50 million Series B led by Susquehanna Growth Equity and with participation from True Ventures.
August 17, 2021
Baffle raises $20M in Series B Funding Round led by Celesta Capital and with contributions from True Ventures, Greenspring Associates, Clearvision Ventures, Engineering Capital, and Triphammer Ventures.
August 2, 2021
InterVenn Biosciences announces the completion of a $201 million Series C financing from investors SoftBank Group, Heritage Provider Network, Irving Investors, Highside Capital Management, True Ventures, Genoa Ventures, Anzu Partners, and Amplify Partners.
August 2, 2021
Canadian startup Deep Genomics scores $180 million in Series C funding Led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and with participation from Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Fidelity Management & Research, Alexandria Venture Investments, Amplitude Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Magnetic Ventures, and True Ventures.
July 29, 2021
Canadian conversational AI design tool, Voiceflow, raises $20 million in Series A from Felicis Ventures, Craft Ventures, and True Ventures.
July 28, 2021
Blockchain startup Biconomy raises $9 million from DACM, Mechanism Capital, Coinbase, Bain Capital, NFX, True Ventures, Proof Group, Ledgerprime, Primitive Ventures, Genblock, Rarestone Capital, Capital Partners, Huobi Innovation Labs, Eden Block, and Zee Prime.

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Omar Faridi
July 28, 2021
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Multichain relayer infrastructure network Biconomy secures $9M from DACM, Mechanism Capital, Coinbase Ventures, others.
Brian Heater
June 15, 2021
Founded in 2018, Scythe Robotics is emerging from stealth today by announcing an $13.8 million Series A raise. The round was led by Inspired Capital and features True Ventures, Zigg Capital and Lemnos. It brings the Boulder, Colorado-based landscaping robotics company's total funding up to $18.6 million, including a $4 million seed, also led by [...]
Danny Crichton
May 24, 2021
You might have thought that with more than 300 companies joining this year's winter batch of Y Combinator, the investor interest might have thinned. Well, it's 2021 and investors are hopping around like crazy to invest in ideas that push the boundaries in fields far flung from enterprise SaaS. Case in point today: Gridware. It's [...]
Catch Co.
April 30, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Catch Co., a fishing brand, content, and commerce platform, today announced that it has closed a $38 million Series B funding round led by...
April 28, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Yousician, the world's leading interactive music platform, announces the closing of a $28 million Series B round of funding for its platforms -...


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