Who I am.

Hi everyone! My name is John O’Connell. I am an Analyst at True Ventures, diehard Chicago Bears and Marquette Golden Eagles fan, a religious listener to Mint / Rap Caviar on Spotify, and an above-average Civilization and FIFA player.

I am originally from Palatine, IL but now call the Bay Area home. In the middle, I studied at Marquette University and spent a semester at The Beijing Center in China.

Work history:

  • True Ventures – Analyst (current): Investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  • TEC Fellow @ True Ventures: The best intro to Silicon Valley I could have asked for.
  • LoanSnap – PM Intern: Using SmartLoans to recreate the mortgage industry.
  • LumanuIntern: Connecting influencers with brands to share exclusive content.
  • VozilloCofounder: Basic CRM for Auto Dealerships.
  • Red Truck Pickup – Cofounder: Built a local moving business with the now TikTok famous Bubbie Golf.
  • Lacrosse America – Lacrosse Coach: Coached newcomers to the game and helped run tournaments for Lacrosse America.
  • Bruce Rauner for Governor – Intern: Canvased and cold-called to help elect Bruce Rauner into office.

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