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.
Founder & CEO
Jun, 2013 - Current (over 3 years)
Jun, 2012 - Current (over 4 years)
Feb, 2012 - Current (over 4 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (2)Update
|Mar 28, 2016||Ventureminded - Startup Brands I Love (and the Founders Behind Them)|
|Mar 23, 2016||TechCrunch - Bullish with Tristan Walker, CEO of Walker & Company Brands|
|Mar 14, 2016||TIME - Meet the Silicon Valley CEO Opening Doors for People of Color|
|Feb 19, 2016||Chicago Tribue - Some countries are using negative interest rates to fight slowdowns: Is the U.S. next?|
|Feb 19, 2016||Chicago Tribue - Tristan Walker's Bevel is making shaving better for men of color|
|Feb 15, 2016||Hunter Walk - “Change is hard and change is slow. But I think we’re on the right track.” CODE2040’s Laura Weidman Powers on Diversity in Tech|
|Feb 14, 2016||TechCrunch - Black Future Month And The Tech Community Redrawing Silicon Valley’s Racial Lines|
|Feb 9, 2016||AdWeek - These Direct-to-Consumer Brands Are Disrupting the Beauty Industry|
Upcoming Event Appearances (1)
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.