Michanne Steenbergen

Associate, Investment

Michanne Steenbergen


Michanne is an Associate in True’s VC team, where she invests in consumer, retail tech, and sustainability tech from Pre-Seed to Series A. She particularly focuses on everything health and ecommerce. Before joining True, Michanne spent several years in strategy consulting at OC&C, advising corporate and private equity clients. She has a background in peacebuilding, having spent years collaborating with female soldiers and international organisations working towards a more sustainable peace.

meet Michanne

Why did you choose True?

True is truly differentiated from a business model perspective, with the different teams working closely together. Sustainability is core to what we do (we are B-Corp certified!) and the people here are genuinely friendly and welcoming.

How would you describe your job to a five-year old?

I get to work with innovative businesses daily and I help them to grow.

What do you love most and least about your job?

I love meeting founders and teams and hearing about their journey and seeing where we could come in to support that and push them on to higher heights. I hate having to say no!

Name an idea or company that reimagined a business or industry — one you wish you’d thought of.

Patagonia has been at the forefront reimagining what a good business looks like - not just for business' sake, but particularly for people and the planet!

Which person or people helped shape and inspire who you are today?

I have had the good fortune of meeting many inspirational people, from the teachers who have taught me, the students I have taught, the mentors who have taken me under my wing, the people who I've seen fight to overcome difficulties, and the founders who have built fantastic businesses. I also wouldn't be where I am today without my parents and my partner Ben.