Tristan Pollock is an Entrepreneur in Residence and Venture Partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active seed fund and startup accelerator.
Tristan is also empowering the most creative people in the world as co-founder of Storefront. Hailed as 'Airbnb for Retail' by The New York Times, Storefront is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors, hip-hop artist Nas, author Gary Vaynerchuk, and former Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter.
His last company, SocialEarth, the Huffington Post for social entrepreneurship won multiple awards for impact journalism and was acquired by 3BL Media in 2012.
Tristan has also been named to the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 list, exhibited his street art in a TEDx talk on creative cities, cameoed in NBC Universal's Bazillion Dollar Club, and crafted the most read BestBuy.com email of all time reaching over 23 million customers.
A Minnesota native from a family of makers, Tristan now lives and creates in San Francisco, California.
Nov, 2014 - Current (almost 2 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
BS, Business Administration, Management and Operations2008
|Aug 9, 2016||Tech Cocktail - 500 Startups, Techstars, and More Join Innovate! and Celebrate|
|Jun 1, 2016||#500strong - Unconventional Investing Promotes Innovation & Empathy — Interview with 500 Startups EIR Tristan Pollock|
|Mar 28, 2016||Mattermark - Mattermark Daily – Monday, March 28th, 2016|
|Mar 18, 2016||TechCrunch - 11 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week|
|Oct 27, 2015||#500strong - Silk Road was the fastest growing online marketplace ever — here’s why|
|Apr 25, 2015||Venture Beat - The live-stream video tweet battle: Meerkat’s still fighting, but Periscope is winning|
|Apr 21, 2015||Inc.com - 5 Etiquette Tips for Silicon Valley Transplants|
|Apr 8, 2015||Mattermark - Mattermark Daily – Wednesday, April 8th, 2015|