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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.) (Mar 2019)15

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, Santa Clara, Davis, Floral Park 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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2012
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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…
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Cowboy Ventures Blogs

Founder Reference calls: Unlocking the buried treasure

Reference calls are an incredibly useful source of information. They can result in everything from “I’d never work with this person again” to “I’d invest in anything this person is doing.” Below is an outline of my approach to these calls in the hopes of sharing what I’ve learned and soliciting feed…

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…

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 15 employees.

  • Who are Cowboy Ventures competitors?

    Competitors of Cowboy Ventures include Samsung NEXT, RIT Capital Partners and Privateer Holdings.

  • 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, Santa Clara, Davis, Floral Park and in 45 other locations.

  • How many offices does Cowboy Ventures have?

    Cowboy Ventures has 49 offices.