Trip is an experienced founder, operator, venture capitalist, and company builder. He began his entrepreneurial career in China, where he built two companies prior to joining a venture firm. Upon his return to the US, Trip completed his MBA and joined Dallas Venture Partners, where he sourced and made Seed and Series A stage investments and took on various operating roles across a portfolio of agtech, healthcare, and fintech companies.
He later joined the founding team at Pioneer Square Labs (PSL), a start-up studio and early-stage venture capital firm based in Seattle, WA. At PSL, he led the firm’s efforts in launching Jet Closing, Boundless, and Attunely, while exploring several other ideas. In 2018, Trip left PSL to co-found Attunely, a fintech machine learning platform that enables financial institutions to more effectively lower their charge-off rates, where he ultimately transitioned into the role of strategic advisor.
Trip greatly enjoys working on and providing solutions to tangible problems for prospective customers that have a compelling reason to buy. He has a passion for partnering with founders at the earliest stages of their entrepreneurial journey to help make dreams a reality. When not building companies, you will find Trip spending time with his heroic wife and two young children in and around the hiking trails, fishing holes, and barns near their home in Austin, TX.
Certifications & Credentials:
- Dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder
- Advanced Studies degree in Mandarin Chinese from Tsinghua University
- Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University