Docker: The Next Chapter

What a ride. In 18 months, Docker has become the center of a whole new wave in application development; Docker containers have become the de facto building block for the next generation of distributed applications. Then last month, at VMworld, the company announced a groundbreaking partnership between the leader in virtuali...

Empowering: Workpop Connects Job Seekers and Employers

In every company we meet there is a shred of brilliance. Without fail, entrepreneurs who make it as far as our office have hit upon some unique insight, built a compelling product and found customers, investors and employees who believe in them. However, as we well know, not every startup is successful. Timing is a tremendo...

ZIRX: Making Parking Uber-Good

Anyone who has tried to find parking in downtown SF knows what a pain it can be.  Traffic in the Financial District and SOMA is enough to give even the most patient driver a headache, and since street parking is essentially nonexistent during the day, many drivers have no choice but to fight traffic until they find a comme...

Portfolio Day – Sales and Marketing Edition

As early stage investors, there are two key areas where we try and help our companies. The first is determining the right go-to-market strategy. The second is aligning sales and marketing such that the combination of a great product and killer marketing results in greatness. The task of picking the right set of technolo...

A Renaissance in San Francisco

Last month, Trinity had the honor of hosting close to 100 mCommerce entrepreneurs, developers, and thought leaders at Dolores Labs in San Francisco. It was an exciting evening involving some of the brightest and most innovative minds in mobile technology, including representatives from companies with $1B+ valuations lik...

The Force Multiplier of Employee Advocacy

Marketers use multiple channels to create awareness for their products. However, most of these channels are also available to a firm’s competitors, reducing their efficacy over time. But your firm’s employees are your exclusive channels to get your message out. This message can be carried with enthusiasm, knowledge and ...

Making the most of your EIR gig

When Will Harbin was leaving Affinity Labs (a company in the career networking space that was sold to Monster.com), he did not have a clear view of what he wanted to do next, other than it had to be big and exciting. He decided to come on board as an EIR at Trinity Ventures, one of the investors in Affinity Labs. In a matte...

RelayRides: Winning the Race In P2P Car Rentals

Over the past several years, a powerful peer to peer (P2P) economy has emerged across sectors ranging from home rentals to apparel sales, spurred on by the ubiquity of the Internet and the creation of low friction experiences for buyers and sellers.  Often referred to as the “sharing economy,” these P2P companies allow...

Portfolio Day – Infrastructure Edition

Henry Ford said, "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."  As part of our continued quest to help our companies succeed, we recently hosted our first Portfolio Day: Infrastructure Edition. Over 50 VPEs and CTOs from our portfolio companies and the greater Trinity n...

Boomerang Democratizes eCommerce

As venture capitalists, we crave investment opportunities where the market is large, growing quickly and going through an evolution or disruption, which makes the potential market size much larger than the legacy version of itself. Furthermore, we look for a team that has unique unfair advantages to seize that opportunity a...