Investing Profile

Bill Trenchard(1)

VCAngelFormer CEOFounder

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

https://www.firstround.comSan Francisco, California
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Microsoft Corporation Network
First Round Capital Network
First Round Capital Partner
$500K - $8.0M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Seed RoundOct 2019$10M
Seed RoundOct 2019$7.5M
Co-investors: Topher Conway (SV Angel), Patricia Nakache (Trinity Ventures), 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)
Series AApr 2019$7M
Co-investors: Maynard Webb (Webb Investment Network)
Seed RoundDec 2018$3.4M
Co-investors: Matt Turck (FirstMark Capital), Andy McLoughlin (Uncork Capital), Austin Arensberg (Okta Ventures), Moshe Lifschitz
Seed RoundJul 2018$3.9M
Co-investors: Ilya Fushman (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), Bucky Moore (Costanoa VC), Anna Patterson (Gradient Ventures), Sumon Sadhu
Series ASep 2017$10.5M
Co-investors: Sean Jacobsohn (Norwest Venture Partners)
Seed RoundSep 2017$3.9M
Co-investors: Micah Rosenbloom (Founder Collective)
Seed RoundJun 2017$2.1M
Co-investors: Kevin Durant (Durant Company), Matt Mazzeo (Coatue), Tim Ferriss
Seed RoundAug 2015$4M
Co-investors: Wesley Chan (Felicis Ventures), Chad Byers (Susa Ventures), Max Levchin, Louis Beryl
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