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Primary Role
Member of the Board of Directors @
Investments
46 Investments in 22 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
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Jon is an early stage venture capitalist and a founder of True Ventures. Jon has founded three of his own companies and has been in the venture capital business since 1991.Jon founded his first company, Mountain Bike Outfitters, Inc in 1986.Jon started his venture career as an associate at Summit Partners and then joined AOL’s Greenhouse, the venture capital/incubator for AOL.

Jon joined the internet market early by joining CMGi’s @Ventures group in 1996. Before founding True, Jon was a Managing Director at Globespan Capital.First as founder and now as investor, Jon’s direct startup experience means that he has seen the world through an entrepreneur’s eyes, making him a confidant and therefore priceless resource for the startups in which he invests.Jon received a BA in Government from Dartmouth College and an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.When he is not empowering the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, you can probably find him talking about airplanes or playing with his children.

Jobs (9)

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Founder & Managing Partner

Jan 1, 2006 - Current   (over 10 years)
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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2015$16.1M / Series C
Jul, 2015$46.74M / Series B
Apr, 2015$30M / Series C
Feb, 2015$50M / Series C
Feb, 2015$6M / Series A
Feb, 2014$20M / Series E
Jan, 2014$12M / Series B
Nov, 2013$11.1M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2013$30M / Series B
Aug, 2013$43M / Series D
Apr, 2013$4M / Series A (Lead)
Apr, 2013$2.1M / Venture
Feb, 2013$12.1M / Series D
Nov, 2012$5.08M / Series A (Lead)
Jul, 2012$3.65M / Seed (Lead)
Jan, 2012$12M / Series C (Lead)
Nov, 2011$20M / Series D
Oct, 2011$3M / Series A (Lead)
Aug, 2011$35M / Series B
Jan, 2011$1.6M / Venture (Lead)
Nov, 2010$16M / Venture
Sep, 2010$9M / Series A
Sep, 2010$8M / Series A (Lead)Personal Investment
Sep, 2010$9M / Series B
Sep, 2010$8M / Series A (Lead)Personal Investment
Mar, 2010$3.3M / Series B
Feb, 2010$10M / Series C
Nov, 2009$4M / Series A
May, 2009$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2009$3M / Series A
Feb, 2009$18.5M / Venture
Jan, 2009$2.05M / Seed
Oct, 2008$2M / Series A (Lead)
Nov, 2007$1M / Series B
Oct, 2007$5M / Series B
Sep, 2007$32.4M / Series D
Jul, 2007$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2006$6M / Series B
Jun, 2006$325k / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2006$7M / Series B

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News (78)

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DateNews
May 5, 2016Om Malik - Capital with a purpose
May 5, 2016PE HUB - Venky Ganesan named chair of the NVCA board
Apr 25, 2016StrictlyVC - StrictlyVC: April 25, 2016
Apr 22, 2016TechCrunch - The next new thing: Women VCs
Mar 24, 2016PE HUB - True Ventures files to raise $295 mln
Mar 1, 2016StrictlyVC - The Next New Thing: Women VCs
Feb 16, 2016Business Insider Australia - 3 things you need to know when asking for financial backing
Nov 5, 2015Entrepeneur Magazine - Want Success? All You Have to Do Is Dream -- and Organize, Validate and Execute.

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