Tristan Walker is nominated for the Founder of the Year at Fast Company Innovation Festival on Nov 9, 2016  

Overview

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Primary Role
Founder & CEO @
Investments
2 Investments in 1 Company
Born:
1994
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
http://www.JustTristan.com
Social:

Person Details

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Prior to his founding Walker & Company he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Andreessen Horowitz. Prior to his time at Andreessen Horowitz, he was the Director of Business Development for foursquare, where he oversaw strategic partnerships and monetization. In this role, Tristan managed integrations with large brands and media entities including American Express, The New York Times, CNN, MTV, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Starbucks. He has been named to Ebony Magazine's 100 Most Powerful People list, The Hollywood Reporter's Digital Power 50, and Black Enterprise's 40 Next. He is also the Founder and Chairman of CODE2040, a program that matches high performing black and latino undergraduate and graduate coders and software engineering students with Silicon Valley start-ups for summer internships.

Tristan holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Stony Brook University, where he graduated as valedictorian, and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Jobs (6)

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Current

Founder & CEO

Jun, 2013 - Current   (over 3 years)

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Jun, 2012 - Current   (over 4 years)

Chairman, Co-Founder

Feb, 2012 - Current   (over 4 years)
Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
Aug, 2009
Jun, 2012
Business Development Director
Jun, 2009
Aug, 2009
Consultant (Summer)
Feb, 2009
Jun, 2009
Intern

Board & Advisor Roles (2)

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Investments (2)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2011$50M / Series C (Lead)
Jun, 2010$20M / Series B (Lead)

Education (2)

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Upcoming Event Appearances (1)

Fast Company Innovation Festival

November 09, 2016 - November 13, 2016

12:00am - 11:30pm

Civic Hall / NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, New York, United States

The Fast Company Innovation Festival will span the city, showcasing the most intriguing stories of innovation, creativity, and leadership.

Past Event Appearances (5)

Awards (1)

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