A Different Approach
We believe collaboration is the key to startup success, so forget hierarchies. We’ve kept our team the size it is so that from day one, you’ll have direct access to the very people who can help you the most. Financially, intellectually and emotionally, we’re behind our entrepreneurs all the way.
The Trinity Ventures Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program is a unique program designed to help entrepreneurs discover their next adventure whether it be starting a company, joining another company or moving to the VC world. EIRs are encouraged to avail themselves of all Trinity has to offer; from connecting with our extensive networks, to brainstorming with partners and joining pitch meetings. Another unique aspect of the EIR program is that it gives entrepreneurs open access to the world of venture capital, revealing how opportunities are evaluated and investments are structured. Over the course of three months, our EIRs are given an unmatched opportunity to see first hand how the venture capital world works, including: attending our Monday partner meetings, sitting in on regular strategy sessions and working with the entire investment team to source, evaluate and champion investments. Often the alumni of our EIR program go on to join the leadership teams of companies in the Trinity network or found their own start-ups. Some even find their calling in the VC world. We form lasting relationships with our EIR alumni as permanent members of the Trinity family and celebrate the Trinity EIR alums each year with an alumni only get-together.