Tristan Pollock is an artist and Entrepreneur in Residence and Venture Partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active seed fund and startup accelerator.
Before that, Tristan empowered the most creative people in the world as co-founder of Storefront, a marketplace for retail space. Hailed as 'Airbnb for Retail' by The New York Times, Storefront is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors, hip-hop artist Nas, author Gary Vaynerchuk, and former Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter. Storefront merged with Oui Open in 2016 to continue expansion internationally.
Tristan has also been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30, created street art for a TEDx talk on creative cities, cameoed in NBC Universal's Bazillion Dollar Club, crafted the most read Best Buy email of all time reaching over 23 million customers, and designed a MysteryBot called Shisharka Land whose true origins remain unknown.
A Minnesota native from a family of makers, Tristan now lives and creates in San Francisco, California.
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