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...

Karan Mehandru on Trinity’s Investment in RJMetrics

During one of my conversations with a CEO of a high growth e-commerce company a few months ago, it was clear that while his business was growing well and they were collecting terabytes of data from various tools, there was no easy way to combine those data sources and get visibility into the functional areas of the business...


Shapeware Co. Ruby Ribbon Raises $8.5M to Expand

Offering pop-up parties selling shapewear that blends Lululemon style with Spanx support, Ruby Ribbon Inc . has won fresh investor backing to expand nationwide, VentureWire has learned. The company, which has grown to 100 stylists in 30 states since first crafting the product 8 months ago, closed an $8. 5 million Series ...