John Cowgill


John identifies and evaluates new investment opportunities.

Why Venture Capital?

I entered VC from a background in startup business development and large enterprise management consulting. I saw in both experiences my passion for exploring new solutions to big problems and helping shape these ideas into concrete reality. I found VC to be the perfect environment to do this. I’m incredibly grateful to be able to work with and learn from brilliant entrepreneurs every day.


Before I came to Costanoa, I was a business analyst at McKinsey & Co., advising consumer and technology companies on strategy and operations projects. Before McKinsey, I worked as a Business Development Associate for Techweek, a nationwide technology conference company.


B.S. in Learning and Organizational Change with a concentration in Marketing from Northwestern University

Outside of Work

I play guitar, write music, love outdoor activities, avid sports junkie, and read as much as time permits.