Deven Ritchie

Deven Ritchie

General Partner

Notable Investments

Tomo (Seed)

Ribbon (Seed)

Trulia (Co-founder & CEO)

Hippo (Series A)

Let's Do This (Seed)

Lev (Seed)

La Haus (Pre-seed)

Operating Experience
Founder and CEO · Trulia · 2004 – 2015
Investor · Battery Ventures · 2004 – 2004
Founding Team · · 1998 – 2003

Education & Affiliations

M.B.A, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Masters in Physics, Highest Honors, University of Oxford
Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute


Deven was the co-founder and former CEO of Trulia, one of the internet’s most successful marketplaces. He led the company from inception to one of the largest and fastest-growing real estate brands in the U.S. with more than 50 million monthly unique users and a merger with Zillow in 2015 that valued Trulia at $3.5 billion.

Prior to starting Trulia, Deven was part of the founding team of, a leading European online travel site that was acquired in 2005 by Travelocity/Sabre Holdings for over $1 billion. These experiences gave Deven a rarely acquired understanding of what it takes to scale a company from a great idea to a $1 billion+ exit, all from a Founder’s perspective.

Deven is a frequent speaker at technology and entrepreneurship conferences and is featured regularly on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, WSJ, and The New York Times. He is also a guest lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.


Non-profit activism including being the Founding Board Member of New Story Charity, which is focused on eliminating homelessness by building sustainable communities; as a Brit, a long-time fan of Arsenal F.C. in the Premier League of English Football.