Michelle McHargue

Coming in from the beginning and being a part of our founders journey is very rewarding.

My Philosophy

I love partnering with early stage companies. Coming in from the beginning and being a part of our founders’ journey is very rewarding. It’s an all hands on deck team effort and I value that camaraderie.


Before Costanoa, I was the Talent Partner at Cowboy Ventures leading our talent initiatives for our portfolio companies and firm. I have spent over a decade recruiting and leading talent teams for many of the top technology companies in the Valley, including Google, Adobe, and Yahoo.

Outside of Work

In my free time I love spending time with my husband, son, daughter and friends. You’ll often find me gardening, near the ocean, hanging with my dogs and scoping out new food spots (who doesn’t like to eat).

Favorite Book to Recommend

No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy

Favorite TV Show to Binge

Bad Sisters