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Tony Conrad is a Partner at True Ventures who gets to work with amazingly talented founders and operating teams from companies like Automattic (WordPress), Hodinkee, Blue Bottle Coffee, MakerBot, and Holey Grail Donuts, to name but a few. Tony also co-founded About.Me & Sphere, both of which were acquired by AOL.
He has personal invested in Slack, Automattic, Lowercase Capital, International Smoke, Saltwater Oyster Depot, Elk Fence, flour+water pizzeria, flour+water, Trick Dog, Salumeria, Central Kitchen, Samovar and August.
He is also a board member of the Tony Hawk Foundation and formerly a T40 National Co-Chair of Technology for President Obama. Tony also genuinely has great parking karma, communicates well with animals, is a Cubs fan, a former bowler, a wannabe surfer, and a lover of languages, art, and architecture.
He grew up in a small farming community in Indiana and has since lived in cities such as New York, New Delhi, Jakarta, Chicago, Paris, and San Francisco. He has worked various jobs not listed on his resume, including being a baseball umpire, basketball camp counselor, pharmacy stock person, high school sports reporter, book bindery glue machine operator, janitor, college newspaper ad salesman, and yogurt merchandiser. It has been an exciting journey for him so far.
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Music: Clouds - Joakim Karud