Investing Profile

Bill Trenchard(1)


Photo of Bill Trenchard, Partner at First Round Capital
Microsoft Corporation Network
First Round Capital Network
First Round Capital Partner
$500K - $1.5M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Seed RoundOct 2019$10M
Seed RoundOct 2019$7.5M
Co-investors: Patricia Nakache (Trinity Ventures), Topher Conway (SV Angel), Joe Montana (L2 VC), Erik Torenberg (Village Global), Michael Ma (L2 VC), Boris Silver (FundersClub), Chad Byers (Susa Ventures), Ross Fubini (Canaan Partners), Tim Brady (Y Combinator), Immad Akhund, Ryan Petersen
Seed RoundJul 2019
Co-investors: Charles Moldow (Foundation Capital), Beth Ferreira (WME)
Seed RoundDec 2018$3.4M
Co-investors: Andy McLoughlin (Uncork Capital), Matt Turck (FirstMark Capital)
Seed RoundJul 2018$3.9M
Co-investors: Ilya Fushman (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), Bucky Moore (Costanoa VC), Anna Patterson (Gradient Ventures), Sumon Sadhu
Seed RoundSep 2017$3.9M
Co-investors: Micah Rosenbloom (Founder Collective)
Seed RoundJun 2017$2.1M
Co-investors: Matt Mazzeo (Lowercase Capital), Kevin Durant (Durant Company), Tim Ferriss
Venture RoundOct 2016$4.3M
Co-investors: Steve Anderson (Baseline Ventures)
Series BSep 2016$65M
Series AAug 2015$22.1M
Series AApr 2014$6.9M
Co-investors: Trae Stephens (Founders Fund), Wesley Chan (Felicis Ventures), Garry Tan (Initialized Capital), Jonathan Ehrlich (Foundation Capital), Scott Belsky (Benchmark), Alexis Ohanian (Initialized Capital), Adam Rothenberg (BoxGroup), David Tisch (BoxGroup), Nurzhas Makishev (NKM Capital), Seth Berman (Susa Ventures), Paul Sethi (2048 Ventures), Paul Buchheit (Y Combinator), Roy Bahat (Bloomberg BETA), Jeff Epstein (Bessemer Venture Partners), Dovey Wan (Danhua Capital), Sheel Mohnot (500 Startups), Joshua Reeves, Matt Humphrey, Fabrice Grinda, Ram Shriram, Federico Pomi, Scott Banister, Lee Linden, Nurzhas Makishev, Ashton Kutcher
Seed RoundAug 2015$4M
Co-investors: Wesley Chan (Felicis Ventures), Chad Byers (Susa Ventures), Max Levchin
I’m interested in vertical specific applications of AI, particularly in business processes and using machine vision. Given my experience with LiveOps I am also interested in platforms for efficient hiring, management of distributed labor, many of which integrate with AI applications. I'm also excited about logistics 2.0 and unique data plays in real estate.
Partner First Round Capital2012 - Present
Co-Founder & Board Member LiveOps2008 - Present
Founding Partner Founder Collective2009 - 2012
CEO/Chairman LiveOps2003 - 2008
Co-Founder and CEO CallCast, inc.2001 - 2003
Managing Director Idealab1999 - 2000
MSN Group Microsoft Corporation1999 - 1999
Founder and CEO Jump Networks1998 - 1999
Founder and President Gateways Group LLC1994 - 1998