John CowgillSan Francisco, California, United States, United States
Bio
Experience I joined Costanoa in 2016 and have invested in companies across the entire enterprise technology spectrum--from software for car dealerships to satellites in space. Behind every investment I make is a founder I can’t wait to work with. I love diving deep into markets with founders who know their business cold, and who combine unshakeable belief in themselves with the humility to learn and grow. My goal is to earn the trust of every founder I work with to be the first call when things are going well, and especially when they aren’t. Before I came to Costanoa, I was a consultant at McKinsey, advising consumer and technology companies on strategy and operations projects. Before McKinsey, I worked in business development for Techweek, a nationwide technology conference company. This has had the unfortunate event of giving me tech conference PTSD, an occupational hazard in this job (at least pre-COVID). Education - B.S. in Learning and Organizational Change with a concentration in Marketing and Economics from Northwestern University Outside of Work I pick up new interests on an all-too-frequent basis. Current passions include cycling, science fiction, meditation, and U.S. history. The three constants that always make me happy--my wife, my dog, and my guitars.
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Experience
Partner
Costanoa Ventures
2016 - Current
Investments include: Roadster (co-sponsored Series A, 2017), LandIt (sourced Seed, 2017), Springboard (co-sponsored Series A, 2017), Parallel Domain (sourced Seed, 2018), Kepler Communications (sourced Series A, 2018), Leap Retail (co-sponsored Seed, 2018), NumberAI (sourced Series A, 2018), AppOmni (co-sponsored Seed, 2018), FOSSA (sourced Series A, 2019), Zentist (sourced Series A, 2019), LifeRaft (sourced Seed, 2020), Smile Identity (sourced Series A, 2020), Cresicor (sourced Seed, 2021), Muon Space (sourced Seed, 2021), Novel Commerce (co-incubated company, 2021)
Board Observer
Novel
2021 - Current
Co-incubated company
Board Observer
Muon Space
2021 - Current
Seed investor
Board Member
Cresicor
2021 - Current
Seed Investor
Board Member
Smile Identity
2021 - Current
Series A investor
Board Member
Zentist
2020 - Current
Series A investor
Board Member
Leap
2020 - Current
Seed investor
Board Observer
Cyberhaven
2019 - Current
Seed investor
Board Member
Kepler Communications Inc.
2019 - Current
Series A investor
Board Member
FOSSA
2019 - Current
Series A investor
Board Observer
AppOmni
2018 - Current
Seed investor
Board Member
Parallel Domain
2018 - Current
Seed investor
Board Observer
Roadster
2017 - 2021
Co-sponsored Series A and Series B investment
Consultant
McKinsey & Company
2013 - 2016
Strategy and operations projects for F500 companies in CPG, retail, healthcare, and technology sectors.
Business Operations
Techweek
2013 - 2014
Summer Associate
Clarity Consulting
2012 - 2012
Education
Northwestern University
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Learning and Organizational Change
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