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...

Dolores Labs Tech Talk: Shift Cars

Minnie Ingersoll, one of the founders of Shift Cars, joined Dolores Labs to discuss her new company, the car retail market and what it is like transitioning from a large corporation like Google to an early-stage startup. ...



Act-On: Leading the 5,000,000 company march

In the last few years we’ve seen a dramatic shift in enterprise marketing and the skill set required to be a great marketer. At the core of this shift is marketing automation, which had its roots in email marketing and is now quickly encompassing many other pieces of the customer lifecycle. It’s no surprise then that ...

Simply Stoked!

Those who know me well as an investor know that I take structured notes on companies I meet with every day, in my own format, which includes a few takeaways that I find interesting, as well as a rating that allows me to stack rank companies in any given week/month relative to each other.  When we first met Adam, Aviel an...

Why We Invested in ServiceMax

Every once in awhile, a team comes along with the capacity to recognize a significant unmet market need, a team that can create something great, something sustainable. ServiceMax is one of those companies. Its CEO, Dave Yarnold, as well as several of the key executives, hail from Success Factors — another highly success...