Cofounder & Managing Partner of the Builders Fund, a growth-stage private equity platform investing at the intersection of purpose-driven companies and the opportunity created by the need to solve the significant environmental and social challenges of our time. Tripp is focused on themes of sustainable food & ag, health, climate solutions/resource efficiency, and human elevation; to help fix our broken food system, address the healthcare crisis, decarbonize the economy, use our finite resources more efficiently, and to create a more equitable, sustainable future. Tripp serves on Builders’ Investment Committee and on the Boards of Traditional Medicinals, Urban Remedy, PosiGen, MIXT, and MPOWERD.
Tripp has invested in, secured funding for, and helped develop a number of other successful brands including Sambazon, Manduka, Planet Organic, Pure Organic, Faraday, CytoSport/MuscleMilk, Equator Coffees, BOGS Footwear, and Surftech among numerous others.
He was previously Founding Principal and a General Partner at Partnership Capital Growth (PCG) - a merchant bank focused in the areas of healthy, active and sustainable living. Helped build boutique consumer advisory/investment group from the ground up, leading investments and advising transactions in the areas of active lifestyle/outdoor recreation, sustainable products, wellness, and healthy food/bev. Other companies that Tripp advised and invested in include Anytime Fitness, KIND Bar, thinkthin, Gaiam, Vino Volo, TRX, and Ecover/Method.
Tripp was an associate at North Castle Partners (Equinox, Naked Juice), and a consultant for Bain & Company. He earned dual magna cum laude A.B.s from Harvard University.
Twice a NOLS graduate, Tripp also enjoys surfing and SUP, snowboarding, art/photography/painting, climbing, running distance. He is a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200). With better half, Shana; sons, Cillian & Ewan; pup, Yuki. Tripp is currently based in San Francisco.