“Tenacity is pursuing an opportunity where logic indicates that it should fail. It’s a core belief that certain essential things that a company stands for are constants, even if the market changes.”
Larry Orr Larry Orr Larry Orr

“Tenacity is an essential trait for an entrepreneur; it ranges from securing funding for the company to selling a product to a customer or recruiting a person who has a better offer from a company that is ten times bigger, with more security and brand recognition.”

Larry Orr, General Partner

Larry has been with Trinity Ventures since 1989. Previously, he worked for five years at Hewlett-Packard where he held a range of marketing and management positions within the Information Network Group. Earlier in his career, Larry worked with New York investment firm Niederhoffer, Cross and Zeckhauser on mergers and acquisitions, and with Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm.


M.B.A., Stanford Graduate School of Business
A.B., Mathematics, Harvard University

Active investments
Hoopla Software
Perfect Market

Past investments
Answer Systems (acquired by Platinum Technology)
Aruba Networks (ARUN)
BackWeb (BWEB)
Bix (acquired by Yahoo! – YHOO)
Crescendo (acquired by Cisco – CSCO)
Digital Market (acquired by Agile Software – AGIL)
Digitalk (acquired by Parcplace Systems)
Extreme Networks (EXTR)
mSpot (acquired by Samsung Electronics – SSNLF)
Net Effect Systems (acquired by Ask Jeeves – ASKJ)
NetFlip/Meta Reward (acquired by Experian – EXPN)
Network Alchemy (acquired by Nokia – NOK)
Skyfire (acquired by Opera)
Versant (VSNT)
Wall Data (WALL)