Tristan Pollock is an artist in hiding and co-founder of Shisharka Skunk Works. Most recently, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence & Partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active seed fund and startup accelerator. There he has supported 218 startups with $29.6M in funding via accelerator, seed fund, and angel investments.
Before that, Tristan empowered the most creative people in the world as co-founder of Storefront, a marketplace for experiential retail space. Hailed as 'Airbnb for Retail' by The New York Times, Storefront is backed by over $10M in venture capital from 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.