Overview

Number of Portfolio Companies 4
Number of Exits 2
  • Primary Job Title Co-Founder and Managing Partner
  • Primary Organization 
    True Ventures
  • Investor Type  Investment Partner, Individual/Angel
  • Investor Stage  Seed
  • Number of Exits 2

Jon is an early stage venture capitalist and co-founder of True Ventures. He has been in the venture capital business since 1991 and built three companies of his own. His first was Mountain Bike Outfitters, Inc., which he created at age 18. Jon started his venture career as an associate at Summit Partners and then joined Greenhouse, AOL’s venture

capital investment group and incubator. He entered the internet market early by joining CMGI’s @Ventures group in 1996. Before founding True, Jon was a managing director at Globespan Capital Partners.

First as a founder and now as an investor in early-stage technology companies, Jon’s direct startup experience has allowed him to see the world through an entrepreneur’s eyes. Jon’s career has been driven by a deep belief in the power of human creativity to improve our world.

Jon received a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College and an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School. He was recently the Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association. When he is not empowering the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, you can find him talking about airplanes or hanging out with his wife and four boys.

Personal Investments

Number of Investments 4
Jon Callaghan made 4 investments. Their latest investment is Series A - Keep Holdings on Sep 1, 2010. Jon Callaghan invested $8M in Keep Holdings.
Announced Date  
Organization Name  
Lead Investor  
Funding Round  
Money Raised  
Sep 1, 2010
Keep Holdings
Yes
Series A - Keep Holdings
$8M
May 15, 2009
1000 Markets
Seed Round - 1000 Markets
$500K
Jul 1, 2007
ChessPark
Seed Round - ChessPark
$1M
Jun 1, 2006
Gigaom
Series A - Gigaom

Partner Investments

Number of Partner Investments 60
Announced Date  
Organization Name  
Investor Name  
Lead Investor  
Funding Round  
Money Raised  
Apr 30, 2021
Catch
True Ventures
Yes
Series B - Catch
$38M
Apr 28, 2021
Yousician
True Ventures
Yes
Series B - Yousician
$28M
Mar 9, 2021
Wefarm
True Ventures
Series A - Wefarm
$11M
Dec 11, 2020
Aisera
True Ventures
Series C - Aisera
$40M
Feb 18, 2020
Aisera
True Ventures
Series B - Aisera
$20M
Oct 29, 2019
Wefarm
True Ventures
Yes
Series A - Wefarm
$13M
Aug 2, 2018
Peloton
True Ventures
Series F - Peloton
$550M
Mar 13, 2018
Wefarm
True Ventures
Yes
Seed Round - Wefarm
$5M
Dec 5, 2017
MyVR
True Ventures
Yes
Series A - MyVR
$6.1M
May 24, 2017
Peloton
True Ventures
Yes
Series E - Peloton
$325M

Exits

Number of Exits 2
Jon Callaghan has 2 exits. Their most notable exits are ChessPark and 1000 Markets.
  • ChessPark ChessPark is an online portal for chess lovers, connecting a wide audience of casual, club, and professional players.
  • 1000 Markets 1000 Markets is an online marketplace with specialized shops for small businesses selling artisan work and crafts.

Jobs

Number of Current Jobs 2
Number of Past Jobs 8
Jon Callaghan has 2 current jobs as Co-Founder and Managing Partner at True Ventures and Co-Founder at NexPrise Corporation. Additionally, Jon Callaghan has had 8 past jobs including Managing Partner at Steel Connect.
Organization Name  
Title At Company  
Start Date  
End Date  
Steel Connect
Managing Partner19962001
Asimba
Investor19982000
Summit Partners
Associate19911995
Globespan Capital Partners
Managing Director
AOL
Team Member - Greenhouse
Chemdex
Co-Founder
Mountain Bike Outfitters, Inc.
Founder1986
Greenwich LLC
Co-Founder

Board and Advisor Roles

Number of Current Board & Advisor Roles 15
Number of Past Board & Advisor Roles 13
Jon Callaghan holds 15 board and advisor roles including Member of the Board of Director at Peloton, Board Member at Vault12, and Member of the Board of Directors at littleBits Electronics.
Organization Name  
Title At Company  
Start Date  
End Date  
Cloverpop
Board of Director, Investor20162016
Hive7
Member of the Board of Directors20062010
XPD Media
Member of the Board of Directors20082010
Gigaom
Member of the Board of Directors20062009
Applied Identity
Investor, Board OF Director20042005
Copan Systems
Member of the Board of Directors
Ingrian Networks
Member of the Board of Directors
Nominum
Member of the Board of Directors
Sigma Dynamics
Member of the Board of Directors
FilmLoop
Member of the Board of Directors

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