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Phil Black

Phil Black is a partner at True Ventures. Prior to True Ventures, in 2003, he founded Blacksmith Capital, a seed and early stage venture fund focused on sub $1 million investments in the technology sector.

Prior to founding Blacksmith, Phil was a General Partner at ABS Ventures. He also served as a General Partner at San Francisco’s Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners (now Lightspeed Venture Partners) from 1995 to 1999.

In 1988, he began his career at Summit Partners, originally as an Associate and then as a Senior Associate.

Phil has served on the board of directors of over 20 private and public companies and is currently a director of Sphere, Automattic, Apacheta Corporation, and Kurtosys.

Phil has AB degree in Economics from Stanford University.

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