Tony Conrad

I'm a founder of & Sphere. I'm also a Partner at True Ventures where I get to work with some amazingly talented founders from companies like WordPress, MakerBot, High Fidelity, Typekit, Smarterer and Blue Bottle Coffee.

I genuinely have parking karma but my drip coffee skills are a bit overrated. I'm also an animal whisperer, sometimes triathlete, an unfortunate Cubs fan, lover of languages, art, architecture and a T40 National Co-Chair of Technology for Obama. I'm a personal investor in WordPress, Slack, Lowercase Capital, Ne Timeas (Flour Water, Trick Dog, Salumeria, Central Kitchen), Samovar, Saltwater and August. I'm also an advisor to Noise Pop, an SF organization championing independent music and culture.

I grew up in a small Indiana farming community. Since, l've lived in New York, New Delhi, Jakarta, Chicago, Paris and San Francisco. I've worked a lot of jobs not listed on my resume including short stints as a baseball umpire, basketball camp counselor, pharmacy stock person, high school sports reporter, book bindery glue machine operator, fraternity janitor, college newspaper ad salesman & yogurt merchandiser to name a few. It's been an exciting journey so far!

Photo Credit: Christopher Michel