TrueBridge harnesses the
power of venture capital
to fund the future

nearly two decades of working with the best of the best

Since 2007, we’ve been investing in the most elite, access constrained venture capital opportunities, as well as directly in select venture-backed companies to generate the most value for our investors.

TrueBridge launches first Seed & Micro-VC Fund to focus on top VCs investing at the earliest stages
First Next Billion-Dollar Startup CEO event is held to bring together the leaders of the fastest-growing tech startups
TrueBridge publishes first China primer to highlight the region’s evolution into a regional powerhouse
Forbes and TrueBridge launch the Midas List Europe, recognizing top European VCs
Direct Fund I closes at $125 million to invest directly in top tech companies alongside premier managers
TrueBridge begins publishing industry stories on Forbes platform
First NextGen Conference is held to connect future leaders in VC
TrueBridge partners with Forbes to launch the Next Billion Dollar Startups, recognizing companies poised to become the next unicorns
NextGen dinner series launches to connect emerging leaders in VC through small, informal gatherings
First Seed Crush conference enables seed and micro-VC managers to gather to discuss market trends
TrueBridge passes $1 billion in assets under management
TrueBridge publishes the first Brink List of up-and-coming VCs in conjunction with the Midas List on Forbes
TrueBridge begins partnering with Forbes to produce the annual Midas List of the top VCs in the world
TrueBridge makes first investment into a seed fund, complementing its portfolio of core managers
Corporate partnering program launches to work with select corporate innovation teams
Inaugural annual State of the Venture Capital Industry market analysis is published
TrueBridge makes first direct investment into tech company LifeLock via Fund I
TrueBridge’s $311 million Fund I closes, months before the global economic recession hits
Relationship is formed with Kauffman Fellows Program, providing two-way access between Fellows and TrueBridge funds
TrueBridge is founded by Mel Williams & Edwin Poston, previously of UNC Management and Rockefeller Foundation

why TrueBridge?

venture expertise

Venture is all we do. With decades of experience in venture, we offer unparalleled insight into an opaque asset class.

connected capital

We have feet on the street in Silicon Valley. Our long-term partnerships with the world's most elite VC firms helps our limited partners gain access to the most innovative and sought after funds.

entrepreneurial mindset

Success in the innovation ecosystem requires being as agile as the companies and funds in our portfolio. We approach every investment with curiosity, flexibility, and support.


Success in driving great returns for our LPs isn't magic. It's hard work. We like to dig in and get our hands dirty.


Our unique position in the venture ecosystem gives us access to data that drives our investments and helps our GPs and LPs alike.

our values

At TrueBridge Capital Partners, we strive to uphold the following firm values.


We assert our fiduciary responsibility to invest our partners’ capital thoughtfully, transparently, and with great intention.


We work as a team, win as a team, celebrate as a team, grow as a team, and have fun as a team. We hold our colleagues in high respect, and collaborate with one another openly and honestly.


We build relationships founded on trust, respect, and integrity. We are accountable to our partners and to our teammates, and will always be relationship-driven.


We communicate thoughtfully, clearly, transparently, and with purpose. We listen respectfully, engage honestly, and contribute meaningfully.


We work to create dynamic and unique investment opportunities for our clients in order to help them achieve their goals. We support entrepreneurial endeavors among our colleagues and partners.

diversity, equity, and inclusion

We value diversity of races, religions, sexual orientations, political ideologies, and all other forms. We recognize the limits of homogenously-assembled teams and the injustices that a lack of broader diversity, equity, and inclusion can foster; we therefore strive to combat these limitations and injustices in our workplace environment.