Tripp Baird

July 20, 2023

Tripp Baird is the founder & managing partner of the Builders Fund and sits on its investment committee. He currently also serves on the boards of PosiGen Solar, Traditional Medicinals, Urban Remedy, 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 which did about $1 billion of transactions over the 7.5 years of his tenure. He helped build the boutique consumer advisory/investment group from the ground up, leading investments and advising transactions in the areas of sustainability, active lifestyle/outdoor recreation, health/wellness, and healthy food/bev. Other companies the firm advised and invested in include Anytime Fitness, KIND Bar, New Leaf Paper, thinkthin, Gaiam, Vino Volo, TRX, and Ecover/Method.

His early career included stops at Goldman Sachs (Global Equities Management), North Castle Partners (Equinox, Naked Juice), and as 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, and 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.