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tristan walker

tristan walker

Founder & CEO

Walker & Company Brands, Inc.

San Francisco Bay Area

I'm the the Founder & CEO of Walker & Company Brands, a company that exists to make health and beauty simple for people of color.





2015 Levo 100 Honoree: Entrepreneurs

Levo 100 celebrates inspiring Millennials who are transforming the world as we know it. The Entrepreneurs category recognizes those who see opportunity and build solutions—founders and leaders who are in pursuit of passion and follow their vision.

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Walker & Company Brands, Inc.

Founder & CEO

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

We do this by developing, designing and testing products and services specifically tailored to our community's needs and delivering on the promise of great customer service and an easy, practical shopping experience

"I want Walker & Co. to be the last thing I do. I want it to outlast me. I want to create a brand that lives on and that people really trust."

You Deserve to Look Good

Walker & Company's flagship brand is Bevel, the first and only end-to-end shaving system for men with coarse and curly hair.

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The role of culture in tech, authenticity, & bringing NY hustle to Silicon Valley

I was featured on "This Week in Startups."

Watch the video to learn more about my entrepreneurial journey— from growing up in Queens, to biz dev at Foursquare, to being an E.I.R. at Andreessen Horowitz, and to now Founder & CEO.


"From early Twitter employee to beauty products innovator"

I sat down with the San Francisco Business times to discuss business strategy, management philosophy, judgement calls, and true confessions.

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My Recipe for Building a Brand - Fortune Magazine

"My job isn’t to fix Silicon Valley. My job is to be a great dad, a CEO our people can believe in, and stay true to my faith. And also be a person who does what he says. If I can do all of those things, that’s what matters."

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Honors & Awards

40 Under 40

Fortune Magazine, 2014


The Next Establishment

Vanity Fair, 2014


Smarter. Faster. More colorful

USA Today People of the Year, 2014


Creativity 50 2014

Advertising Age

Andreessen Horowitz


Andreessen Horowitz is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with $4.2 billion under management. The firm invests in entrepreneurs building companies at every stage – from seed to growth.

Stanford University Graduate School of Business

MBA, Business Administration and Management, General

Boston Consulting Group Scholars Program

Activities and Societies: Entrepreneur Club Product Design and Manufacturing Club (President) Stanford d.School