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Startup Grind Washington DC Hosts John Burke (True Ventures)

  • Jul 8, 2014 · 6:00 PM


John Burke, True Ventures

John is a founder of True Ventures, with a passion in early stage investing and growing companies.

True Ventures is led by General Partners John Burke along with Venture Partners Toni Schneider (CEO of Automattic), Tony Conrad (Founder of and Sphere) and Om Malik (Founder of Giga Omni Media).

Companies in the True portfolio include (acquired by AOL), Assistly (acquired by Salesforce), Automattic (creators of the popular blogging platform, Bloomspot, BrightRoll, Cetas (acquired by VMware), Fitbit, Milo (acquired by eBay), Socialcast (acquired by VMware), Syncplicity (acquired by EMC) and Typekit (acquired by Adobe).




6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking


Hosted By Brian Park, Washington DC Chapter Director

Brian is currently the COO of Startup Grind.  He has over 18 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services.  Has started three previous startups, including one that had $17 million in revenues. Previously worked for AOL and Merrill Lynch. Is a CMUer.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @brianbpark

Global Partners

Google for Entrepreneurs Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.


Local Partners

1776 DC Premiere Tech Hub Coworking Space

DigitalDC "Digital DC" is the economic development initiative to promote Washington, DC as the leading community in the innovation and high-tech economy.


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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 42 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of fun. Loved it! Great insight straight from the horse's mouth.

    July 10, 2014

  • John D.

    I build entrepreneurs online, APP, as well as physical products. I help with marketing, funding and growth strategies.

    July 7, 2014

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