Footwork is an early-stage focused venture capital firm.

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Who we are

We lead and co-lead Series A and Seed rounds, in companies with early signs of product-market fit. We focus on consumer technology and the consumerization of enterprise technology. We're inspired by founders, and wake up every day excited to get to work with teams building the next generation of category-defining companies.

Our equal partnership combines world-class investing and operating experience.

Footwork launched in April 2021 with a $175M Fund I. We've invested in 14 companies as of Q2 2024, including Table22, Cradlewise, Trendsi, Heard, Felt, Power, ReflexAI, WindBorne, Watershed, Tracksuit, GPTZero, and a few that are not yet announced.

Mike Smith

Mike was President and COO at Stitch Fix, from idea to IPO and beyond. Mike serves on the public company boards of MillerKnoll ($MLKN), and Ulta Beauty ($ULTA). He was previously COO of Mike found his footwork growing up in Northern Virginia, playing basketball and soccer.

Nikhil Basu Trivedi

Nikhil was Managing Director at Shasta Ventures, where he invested in Athelas, Canva, ClassDojo,, Imperfect Foods, Lattice, Literati, Tally, and The Farmer's Dog. He was previously at Insight Partners and on the founding team at Artsy. Nikhil found his footwork growing up in the UK, India, and the San Francisco Bay Area, playing cricket and tennis.

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