Tristan Pollock

Serial entrepreneur | VC 500 Startups | Forbes 30u30

 San Francisco

I'm a combination of a business entrepreneur and startup investor, writer, and mystery designer. I believe in growing companies via mission-driven community movements. That’s my specialty. My superpower is building relationships.

I've helped grow a Fortune 100 company in Best Buy and I've started and sold 2 startups. I've written articles for Entrepreneur, VentureBeat, The Guardian, StarTribune, The Startup, and Startup Grind. I've bootstrapped and I've raised $10M in venture capital. I've also been a VC and invested $30M into over 200 startups. Did I tell you I'm a Gemini?

I grew up in Little Valhalla (aka Minnesota) and put in 6 years in San Francisco (aka Silicon Valley City). More recently I spent 2 years traveling around the globe with my soul partner in life Danyelle visiting 60 countries and supporting thousands of entrepreneurs by running startup programs in far-off places like Albania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam. Building the net worth of startup ecosystems is at the core of my work.

I'm always excited to talk philosophy and I will definitely pet your dog. Oh, and I love saunas, banya, hot springs, and all thermaculture. You betcha! Skol!

10% of proceeds go to

Finance Management Startups Technology 
Offer size 20 / 500 hours
Redeemed 1.50 hours
last traded hourly rate
$215.00 +43.33%

Part of proceeds goes to

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Built and sold 2 startups as a business-side entrepreneur.

Grew revenue to $20M in 2 years for the last company by building a nationwide movement.

Raised $10M in Silicon Valley venture capital and invested another $30M as a VC.

Ran, built and coached at over 70 startup accelerator programs supporting over 10,000 entrepreneurs.