John O’Connell

As an associate at True, John researches high-impact, seed-stage companies and evaluates promising investment opportunities. His research and interests guide True’s investments in emerging crypto protocols. He works closely with fellow DeFi enthusiasts at the firm to help foster the True Crypto Founder community. 

John is a proud True Ventures Fellowship alumnus from 2018, when he worked on the product team at portfolio company LoanSnap. Prior, John completed internships at several software startups where he discovered his passion for building something from nothing and working with teams to bring creative ideas to market.

John is an active participant in industry organizations including the Emerging Venture Capitalists Association and HBCUvc. He is originally from Chicago and is a proud graduate of Marquette University. When not spending time at True, he’s either biking, hanging out at the beach, or cheering on the Chicago Bears or the Marquette Golden Eagles, depending on the time of year.

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