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Tristan Walker
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Primary Location:
San Francisco, CA, USA

Career Info

Primary Industry:
Beauty / Cosmetics, Retail, Technology
Personal Career Headline:
Founder/CEO of Walker & Company
Business Description (One-Liner):

E-commerce company focused on consumer-centric health & beauty products.

Experience Timeline:
11-15 years of work experience

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Career Snapshot:

Before Walker & Co., Tristan was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz. Prior to this experience, he was the Director of Business Development for the mobile search application, Foursquare. In this role, Tristan managed integrations with large brands and media entities such as American Express, The New York Times, CNN, MTV, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Starbucks. 

What Else To Know

Your Business's Motto?:

Walker & Company aims to make health and beauty simple for people of color.

One food and drink on earth, what would you choose?:

Bacon Cheeseburger + Vodka Soda

What literature is on your bed stand?:

Race Against The Machine by Erik Brynjolfsson

Tell Us More:

Most interesting headline you’ve read this week:

“Following Bose sponsorship deal, NFL bans Beats headphones during broadcasts” Amazing given Beats’ rise to cultural dominance and will be interesting to see whether the NFL can contain this on the sidelines and elsewhere.


Tristan has been included in Fortune 40 Under 40, The Root’s 100, EBONY’s 100 Most Powerful people list, Vanity Fair’s The Next Establishment, The Hollywood Reporter’s Digital Power 50 and Black Enterprise’s 40 Next. He’s also the founder and chairman of CODE2040, a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Blacks and Latinos/as. Tristan holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and currently lives in Palo Alto, CA with his family.

The vision of Walker & Co. is to build the world’s most consumer-centric health & beauty products company, by re-inventing the way our community learns about, purchases and enjoys health and beauty products. Walker & Co. plans to do this by developing, designing and testing products and services specifically tailored to the needs of people of color and delivering on the promise of great customer service and a simple shopping experience.

To learn more about Walker & Co., check out this video.

This is how Bevel work…

  • Bevel is a three-step system that is designed to prepare, protect and repair your skin.  The priming oil softens your skin and hair in preparation for your shave.  The exfoliating badger brush lifts hair at the root when applying the shave cream, which protects your skin during your shave.  Finally, the restoring balm heals and repairs your skin after your shave.
  • The Bevel razor is a re-engineered version of a single-blade safety razor, specifically designed to cut your hair right at skin level.
  • Multi-blade razors cut hair in a manner causing it to retract below the skin level leading to ingrown hairs.  Hair removal creams contain harsh chemicals that can potentially result in burns, blisters and dark spots. Bevel’s approach to shaving is safe, effective and will give you the smoothest shave you’ve ever had.

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