Amy McCullough

Partner, Investing Team

Amy McCullough-Trilogy Equity

Amy McCullough is a Managing Director and member of Trilogy’s investing team. She joined Trilogy in 2007 after four years in the investment bank of JPMorgan Chase in New York. Amy was an equity research analyst covering the Small and Mid Cap Applied Technologies sector which included more than 35 companies with a combined market capitalization of over $70B. Prior to being an equity analyst, Amy was an Assistant Treasurer in the Treasury and Security Services division of Chase where her primary responsibilities included derivatives and equities consulting services for clients of the firm. A Seattle native, Amy began her career in Microsoft’s Treasury department working with the Treasury Operations team and the Portfolio Management Group.

Amy has a BA in Business Administration with a focus in Finance from the University of Washington. Amy lives with her husband and their two young daughters and one very spoiled dog. She is a three-time marathoner and an Advisory Board member at Ada Developer’s Academy, an intense software development training school for women headquartered in Seattle.  Amy is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Epiphany School, an independent school in Seattle serving grades Pre-K through 5th grade.

Amy currently serves on the board of Boundless, CarbitexRed Tricycle, and Skilljar and is an observer for JetClosingJobalignOwletRemitly, and FiREapps.

What interests you most about the process of working with portfolio companies?

I think the most compelling part for me is working with the company through the very early stages. They have the great idea and they think they’ve got the tiger by the tail, but they have to turn that dream into a viable business. It’s the most fragile and precious part of the process and very validating when it works. But even if you figure it out successfully, there’s always another challenge over the hill. We take the hill with the entrepreneur. It’s not about us writing a check and attending a board meeting. We’re very involved, and we’re willing to be patient.

Women and technology

We are now investors in multiple women-founded (and women-run) companies. I enjoy helping elevate and highlight women entrepreneurs, developers and programs that train women to be active participants in our industry. The startup world is lacking in its representation of women technologists and entrepreneurs, and I’m committed to seeing progress made on that front.

Why did you get into this business?

I spent several years at JP Morgan in equity research, working with technology companies that ran the spectrum from hardware to software to services and many things in between. It was super interesting work helping investors make investment decisions about public companies, but it was also more observational than hands-on. I was interested in getting closer to the pulse of startups and helping to build companies from a much earlier stage. Joining Trilogy gave me a chance to get involved in strategy and guidance at a deeper level.