Former U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Gus joined True Ventures as a general partner in July 2021. True Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto and San Francisco focused on early-stage technology investing. Prior to his time at True, Gus was general counsel at two crypto-focused businesses: Paradigm, the investment firm, and Circle, the issuer of the USDC stablecoin. Earlier, Gus served as the top lawyer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under Secretary Michael Chertoff, where he focused on all major security issues confronting the nation, and supervised the over 1,700 lawyers at DHS and its components. Gus also has decades of experience in private practice, where he counseled clients on government and internal investigations, securities and corporate governance litigation, nation state cyber attacks, and other complex technology-driven risk issues. Gus graduated from Colgate, where he currently serves as vice-chair of its Board of Trustees, and from Cornell Law School. He is on Twitter @g_co.