Team, Vision and Culture: Picking a Winner in an Emerging Space

From time to time, Trinity partners host the management team of one of our portfolio companies to an appreciation dinner. It’s our way of honoring their hard work, and gives us a chance to recognize and connect with the extended team that is driving their success. Recently it was my pleasure to invite Brett Wilson, CEO of...

Karan Mehandru’s SaaS Predictions for 2014!

When Neils Bohr said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future,” he succinctly captured the many challenges of venture capital. Venture Capital is about people, about company building, about trust and support, about ups and downs, but at its very core, venture capital is a predictions business, especia...

“The Best Breakup Ever”

I recently learnt that an entrepreneur I had turned down wrote an email to one of his existing investors describing our parting of way as “the best breakup ever”.  Frankly, I was already having angst about my decision to not invest in this company, so this entrepreneur’s generosity in characterizing our "break up" on...

In Service of Innovation

When I was doing my MBA at Stanford, evaluating possible next steps, I sat down with a partner at a well-known VC and told him I wanted to help startups. Before graduate school I had spent three years with an automotive startup in San Diego and although we had raised a tremendous amount of money and had a brilliant engine...

Why We Invested in Jama Software

There are some trends that are emerging in the enterprise and are being universally accepted across technology verticals.  Software is becoming more important than ever, the product is the new sales tool and ease of use is at the core of SaaS. At Trinity, we believe in those emerging trends, and we followed that logical pa...


Finding Signal in the Noise

There is a lot of noise being made in Silicon Valley today.  The dawn of the mobile era has ushered in a technological renaissance, in which machines held in the palms of our hands are reinventing every aspect of the way we live.  Recent high-profile IPOs from companies like Facebook and LinkedIn and billion dollar exits ...

Trinity Ventures Welcomes Two Associates

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 29, 2013 – Trinity Ventures, a leading venture capital firm investing in early stage technology and Internet companies, today announced that Phil Carter and Matt Goldstein have joined the firm as Associates. Both Associates bring technology, startup and business experience and are recent graduates...


Fitstar Joins The Trinity Ventures Family

Today we announced Trinity is leading a Series A investment in FitStar, a company that is going to make your iPad your physical trainer. Americans spend more than $75 billion on personal health and fitness. At Trinity, we believe mobile devices will transform our lives, particularly as it relates to our wellness and fit...