Tristan Pollock is an Entrepreneur in Residence and Venture Partner at 500 Startups, the world’s most active seed fund and startup accelerator.
Before that, Tristan empowered the most creative people in the world as co-founder of Storefront, a marketplace for retail space. 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. Storefront merged with Oui Open in 2016 to continue expansion internationally.
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.