In Episode 11 of The Startup Playbook Podcast, I interview Tristan Pollock, named by Forbes as one of their 30 Under 30 for 2015, Tristan is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence and Venture Partner at 500 Startups.
Tristan exited his first company, Social Earth, and is now the Co-founder of Storefront, which has raised funding from celebrities and influencers such as Gary Vaynerchuk and Nas, with Storefront counting other influencers like Kanye West as clients of their platform.
He is also the Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Venture Partner at 500 Startups, a leading global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator. 500 Startups manages $200M in assets and has invested in 1300+ technology start-ups.
In the interview, Tristan shares his insights on building marketplaces, getting celebrity and influencer investors, what companies looking to raise funding in the US need to do and his thoughts on opportunities in verticals such as Vice Tech.