Phil Black is co-founder of True Ventures. Phil serves on the boards of directors for Automattic (WordPress), Sano, HelpShift, ProsperWorks and several other True portfolio companies. He learned the venture trade, and met his future True Ventures co-founder, during his time at Summit Partners and has held the role of general partner at both ABS Ventures and WPGVP, the latter of which is now known as Lightspeed Venture Partners. He raised and invested a small angel fund called Blacksmith Capital prior to True and it became a seminal moment in his career of managing third party capital for venture fund investments.
Phil is a product of Oklahoma and a Stanford alum. He loves art, wine and travel. His favorite place outside of the San Francisco Bay Area is London.