Founder/CEO of Walker & Company Brands (Bevel) & CODE2040.

Ingrown hairs and razor bumps affect all people who shave, but people of color are more likely to have wiry or curly hair which is more prone to growing back improperly for the skin. Our feature for today took special attention to the issue founding a health and beauty startup aimed at simplifying grooming for people (especially of color) with curly hair. “We wanted to solve this very important problem that men and women have: shaving irritation,” Walker says in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle.

Walker’s resume has covered a lot of ground for his relatively young age of 32. After earning economic and business degrees from from Stony Brook University and Stanford University respectively, Tristan worked as the Director of Business Development for foursquare. He later became the first black entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital company outside Silicon Valley that now invests in Walker’s startup! Thanks to generous funders like this, Google and John Legend, Walker & Co. has raised upward of $33 million in funding.

GQ Magazine named flagship company, Bevel’s electric trimmer the “Best Trimmer of 2016.” A women’s brand is reportedly being planned for the first half of this year. We’ll definitely be staying tuned for this. 

Walker is also the founder and Chairman of CODE2040, a program that matches high performing black and latinx undergraduate and graduate coders and software engineering students with Silicon Valley start-ups for summer internships – no big deal.

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