Cowboy Ventures

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    Cowboy Ventures is a seed-stage focused fund investing in digital startups. We seek to back exceptional founders who are building products that “re-imagine” work and personal life in large and growing markets. We're based in Palo Alto, CA, and invest across the United States.
    TypePrivate
    Founded2012
    HQPalo Alto, US
    Websitecowboy.vc

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    Employees (est.) (May 2020)14

    Key People/Management at Cowboy Ventures

    Aileen Lee

    Aileen Lee

    Founder & Managing Partner
    Michelle McHargue

    Michelle McHargue

    Talent Partner
    Joanne Yuan

    Joanne Yuan

    Associate Partner
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    Cowboy Ventures Office Locations

    Cowboy Ventures has offices in Palo Alto, Berkeley, Burlingame, Chicago and in 45 other locations
    Palo Alto, US (HQ)
    Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Berkeley, US
    Berkeley, CA, USA
    Burlingame, US
    Burlingame, CA, USA
    Chicago, US
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Columbus, US
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Cupertino, US
    Cupertino, CA, USA
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    Cowboy Ventures Financials and Metrics

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    2012
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    Cowboy Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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    Cowboy Ventures News and Updates

    Emotional wellness startup Aura raises $2.7 million from Cowboy Ventures and Reach Capital

    Aura, an app for emotional well-being, has raised a $2.7 million seed round co-led by Cowboy Ventures and Reach Capital, with participation from others. When Aura first launched a couple of years ago, it’s bread and butter was short, three-to-seven-minute meditations based on your current mood — be …

    Cowboy Ventures just rounded up $95 million for its third fund

    Cowboy Ventures, the early-stage venture firm launched in 2012 by longtime VC Aileen Lee, has lassoed $95 million in capital commitments for its third fund, up from the $55 million that it raised for its second fund and more than twice what it raised for its $40 million debut fund. That investors ar…

    Cowboy Ventures Blogs

    Announcing Cowboy Ventures III, a $95m Fund to Back Seed-Stage Tech Ventures

    Posted Aug 7, 2018 by Aileen Lee and Ted Wang We’re thrilled to announce we’ve raised Cowboy Ventures III, a $95m fund dedicated to backing US-based seed-stage technology startups. We’re excited to have more runway to help founders at the beginning of their journeys, and to continue to work with the…
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    Cowboy Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Cowboy Ventures founded?

      Cowboy Ventures was founded in 2012.

    • Who are Cowboy Ventures key executives?

      Cowboy Ventures's key executives are Aileen Lee, Michelle McHargue and Joanne Yuan.

    • How many employees does Cowboy Ventures have?

      Cowboy Ventures has 14 employees.

    • Who are Cowboy Ventures competitors?

      Competitors of Cowboy Ventures include Helios Investment Partners, Blindspot and The Gores Group.

    • Where is Cowboy Ventures headquarters?

      Cowboy Ventures headquarters is located at Palo Alto, CA, USA, Palo Alto.

    • Where are Cowboy Ventures offices?

      Cowboy Ventures has offices in Palo Alto, Berkeley, Burlingame, Chicago and in 45 other locations.

    • How many offices does Cowboy Ventures have?

      Cowboy Ventures has 49 offices.