Investing Profile

Bill Trenchard(1)

VCAngelFounderFormer CEO

I lead seed investments and look for founders who have gone unreasonably deep to understand a big problem

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First Round Capital Network
21 CONNECTIONS
Microsoft Corporation Network
16 CONNECTIONS
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$750K - $4.0M
$2.4M
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$175M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Cascade
Seed RoundNov 2021$5.3M
$5.3M
Co-investors: Andrew Vigneault (Flexcap), Jeff Silverstein
Crossbeam
Series COct 2021$76M
Series AAug 2019$13M
Seed RoundDec 2018$3.4M
$120M
Co-investors: Andrew McLoughlin (Uncork Capital), Logan Bartlett (Redpoint Ventures), Matthias Turck (FirstMark Capital), Sarah Wang (Andreessen Horowitz), Matt Garratt (CRV), Austin Arensberg (Okta Ventures), Moshe Lifschitz
Cocoon
Series ASep 2021$20M
Seed RoundDec 2020$5.5M
$26M
Co-investors: Mark Goldberg (Index Ventures)
Ascend
Seed RoundSep 2021$5.5M
¥140M
$36M
Co-investors: Ben Rubin (Sequoia Capital), Hiro Maeda (BEENEXT), Chauncey Hamilton (XYZ Venture Capital), Zach Perret (Mischief Venture Capital), Sam Hodges (Vouch Insurance), Brandon Leonardo, Max Mullen
Airbase
Series BAug 2021$60M
Series BJun 2021$60M
Series AApr 2019$7M
$150M
Co-investors: Matt Murphy (Menlo Ventures), Ajay Agarwal (Bain Capital Ventures), Margaret Lim (American Express Ventures), Sriram Krishnan (Angel Collective Opportunity Fund), Maynard Webb (Webb Investment Network), Manik Gupta, Frederic Kerrest, Charlie Feng
XCLAIM
Seed RoundJun 2021$6.6M
Seed RoundJan 2020$4M
$11M
Co-investors: Wesley Barrow (Correlation Ventures), Josh Felser (Climactic)
Legion Technologies
Series CMay 2021$50M
Seed RoundJul 2016$3M
$64M
Co-investors: Ross Fubini (XYZ Venture Capital), Sean Jacobsohn (Norwest Venture Partners)
Edge Pathways
Seed RoundMar 2021$8M
$8M
I’m interested in all things SaaS, FinTech, specific applications of AI, Hardware, Climate Moonshots. 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.
Co-Founder and CEO CallCast, inc.Present
Managing Director IdealabPresent
MSN Group Microsoft CorporationPresent
Founder and CEO Jump NetworksPresent
Founder and President Gateways Group LLCPresent
Partner First Round CapitalPresent
Co-Founder & Board Member LiveOpsPresent
Founding Partner Founder CollectivePresent
CEO/Chairman LiveOpsPresent