Tristan Walker

  • Hacking Health & Beauty | Bullish

    Bullish with Tristan Walker, CEO of Walker & Company Brands

    Tristan Walker is becoming, if he’s not already, a household name in Silicon Valley. He’s the founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, the startup behind the successful Bevel razor and shaving cream products for people of color. I first spoke with Walker in December 2013, when he launched his company, while writing for Business Insider. He was in the San Francisco Bay… Read More

  • Meet The People Vying For The Founder Of The Year Crunchie For 2015

    Meet The People Vying For The Founder Of The Year Crunchie For 2015

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are almost upon us. On February 8, luminaries from some of the best and brightest startups around will descend upon San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House to take part in an event that’s best described as the Oscars of startups and technology. And now it’s time to take a look at the Founder of the Year nominees. Read More

  • Walker & Company Brands Raises $24M Series B, Inks Bevel Deal With Target

    Walker & Company Brands Raises $24M Series B, Inks Bevel Deal With Target

    Building a lifestyle brand is nothing like building, say, an app. Higher degree of difficulty for sure. That’s not stopping Tristan Walker, though. Today, his company Walker & Company Brands has announced a $24 million Series B round of funding. That brings its total funding to $33.3 million. The company is known for its health and beauty products for people of color, including… Read More

  • How Tristan Walker Plans To Reach 5,000 Minority Students In Tech This Year

    How Tristan Walker Plans To Reach 5,000 Minority Students In Tech This Year

    This morning at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Walker & Co. founder Tristan Walker spoke about bringing more diversity to Silicon Valley and his plan to reach 5,000 black and Latina/o students this next year through his Code2040 program. The former Foursquare exec and co-founder of Code2040 also runs the aforementioned Walker & Co., a health and beauty startup with a focus on people of color. Read More

  • An Interview With CODE2040, A Non-Profit Out To Diversify Silicon Valley

    An Interview With CODE2040, A Non-Profit Out To Diversify Silicon Valley

    I had a chance to discuss an amazing new non-profit program called CODE2040 with one of its founders today, Laura Weidman Powers. The mission of this program is to bring diversity to Silicon Valley by bringing in talented minorities who are in school to Silicon Valley for the summer, mentoring them and find inhem positions with companies. The non-profit is the brain-child of Tristan Walker… Read More

  • Foursquare Checks-In To A San Francisco Office

    Foursquare Checks-In To A San Francisco Office

    Perhaps you’ve heard: Facebook just released their new location feature called Places. If not, we have about a dozen posts about it that we recommend. But the obvious next question is what this means for those already in the space — and specifically the current buzz leader, Foursquare. Sure, they’re partnering with Facebook on the API launch, but are they in trouble? Read More

  • Foursquare Check-In Stickers Coming To A Store Window Near You (Video)

    Foursquare Check-In Stickers Coming To A Store Window Near You (Video)

    How can Foursquare get more people to check into places as they go about town? One way is stickers. Next month you will start to see stickers in storefront windows reminding Foursquare users to check in and unlock specials. Foursquare’s director of business development Tristan Walker flashed one of the stickers in front of my camera when I was visiting the New York offices earlier… Read More