Christiaan Vorkink Vice President
Christiaan joined True in 2008 and today manages the True network, including all services, resources and events that support and connect companies in the True portfolio. His first foray into entrepreneurship came in elementary school when he and his best friend managed a newspaper delivery service in the small town in New Hampshire where they grew up. After college, he taught 8th, 10th and 11th grade history for two years in suburban New York before moving to Boston where he provided strategic and marketing support to local startups and venture capital firms. Prior to joining True, Christiaan was a senior analyst in the venture research group at Cambridge Associates and worked in network development at BrightRoll, one of True's first portfolio companies.
Founded in 2005, True Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology startups. With more than $1.4 billion under management, True provides seed and Series A funding to the most talented entrepreneurs in today’s fastest growing markets. The firm maintains a strong community that supports founders and their teams, helping True companies achieve higher levels of success and impact. To date, the firm has helped more than 250 companies launch and scale their businesses, creating over 10,000 jobs worldwide.
True is led by Partners Jon Callaghan, Phil Black, Puneet Agarwal, Adam D'Augelli, Toni Schneider (ex-CEO of Automattic), Tony Conrad (Founder of about.me and Sphere) and Om Malik (Founder of Giga Omni Media). The team also includes Venture Partners Rohit Sharma, Ann Crady Weiss, Kevin Rose, Amy Errett and Design Partner Jeff Veen.
The firm’s notable realizations include the following: Ring, acquired by Amazon; BrightRoll, acquired by Yahoo; Blue Bottle Coffee, acquired by Nestlé; Evident.io, acquired by Palo Alto Networks; Connectifier, acquired by LinkedIn/Microsoft; and Caspida, acquired by Splunk.
Other notable investments include Automattic (creators of WordPress), Duo Security, HashiCorp, Madison Reed, Namely, Peloton, ProsperWorks, Puppet Labs, Seurat Technologies, Splice, Teachers Pay Teachers and Zymergen.
True was awarded Venture Firm of the Year by the National Venture Capital Association in 2018.