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12 Investments in 4 Companies
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Location:
San Francisco
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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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Apr 1, 2006 - Current   (over 10 years)
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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2016$23M / Series B
Jun, 2014$10M / Series A
May, 2014$4M / Venture (Lead)
Dec, 2013$8M / Series C
Nov, 2013$250k / Debt Financing
Jul, 2013$1M / Debt Financing
Oct, 2012$3.53M / Seed (Lead)
Oct, 2012$11M / Series B
Mar, 2011$3.35M / Series A (Lead)
Jan, 2011$4M / Series B
Apr, 2010$1.7M / Series A (Lead)
Aug, 2008$8.5M / Series B (Lead)

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