FI  TRI Ventures

     Office Locations:

711 Boylston Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-535-5025



  • Early



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    TRI Ventures is the investment vehicle of John Chuang, co-founder and chairman of Aquent LLC, a global staffing firm. TRI invests in startup ventures focused on the development of recruitment software solutions and mobile applications as well as public companies. As CEO of TRI Ventures, John Chuang backs entrepreneurs building market-transforming consumer and enterprise technology companies. He was one of the earliest investors in Angie's List (NASDAQ: ANGI), the first and most successful home review marketplace. More recently, his investments have focused on innovative companies in the HR Tech space. Prior to leading TRI Ventures, Chuang founded Aquent, which has grown to become the world's largest creative staffing agency, for which he currently serves as Chairman. In 2007 he was a minority partner with Sean Bisceglia in the creation of TalentDrive, a resume search platform, and in 2013 again with Sean Bisceglia, he co-founded Scout, an executive search startup.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    John Chuang CEO
    Steven Kapner Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Scout Exchange
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