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True Ventures

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 that 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, Evident.io, 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.

Awards
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.

Timeline

Associated investment funds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam D'Augelli

Employee

Amy Errett

Advisor

Andrew Boni

Employee

Chris Parcel

Employee

Ethan Schmertzler

Employee

Hans Swildens

Investor

James Joaquin

Advisor

John Burke

Founder

Jon Callaghan

Founder

Keila Fong

Employee

Phil Black

Founder

Puneet Agarwal

Employee

Raanan Bar-Cohen

Advisor

Ramsey Chapin

Employee

Richard Berwick

Employee

Rohit Sharma

Employee

Stephanie Parker

Employee

Teddy Worcester

Employee

Toni Schneider

Employee

Tony Conrad

Employee

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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News

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Brian Heater
June 15, 2021
TechCrunch
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
TechCrunch
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
www.prnewswire.com:443
/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...
Yousician
April 28, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Yousician, the world's leading interactive music platform, announces the closing of a $28 million Series B round of funding for its platforms -...
Anthony Ha
April 28, 2021
TechCrunch
By his own admission, Chris Thür wasn't the most obvious person to start a music education startup. Thür (previously a laser researcher) recalled an early meeting with an investor who asked whether he and co-founder Mikko Kaipainen (an electrical engineer) were music teachers or musicians, ultimately going "down the list of all the things that [...]
Dan Goodin
April 22, 2021
Ars Technica
Startup gets $2.5 million funding to jump-start security for connected devices.
Thistle Technologies
April 22, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Thistle Technologies, a new security company addressing the connected device market, today announced $2.5 million in seed funding from True...
Madison Reed
February 24, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Madison Reed announced a $52 million financing round to continue to fuel its omnichannel expansion and build upon the 130 percent growth it saw...
Kirsten Korosec
February 8, 2021
TechCrunch
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Christine Hall
January 21, 2021
Crunchbase News
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FinSMEs
November 30, 2020
FinSMEs
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Srividya Kalyanaraman
June 30, 2020
AmericanInno
Hi Marley provides an AI-enabled texting platform for the insurers.
Christine Hall
May 19, 2020
Crunchbase News
Contentsquare helps businesses increase revenue, engagement and growth via better customer experiences.
Kate Clark
October 12, 2019
TechCrunch
In this week's newsletter: Uber buys Cornershop and two startups named Revel raised VC dollars.

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