Trinity Ventures, a Menlo Park, CA-based early-stage technology venture capital firm, added Brett Wilson and Neil Daswani as Executives in Residence (EIRs).
Brett Wilson is the former CEO and co-founder of Trinity portfolio company TubeMogul, which Trinity invested in as a Series A investor in 2009. TubeMogul was acquired by Adobe for $540m in 2016 when Brett assumed the role of vice president and general manager of the Adobe Advertising Cloud business.
In this executive in residence role, Wilson will draw on his technology leadership experience to explore new business opportunities in advertising and provide strategic technical and operational advice to Trinity’s portfolio companies.
A seasoned security executive, researcher and entrepreneur, EIR Neil Daswani brings deep expertise in the cyber threat landscape and will seek out companies innovating cloud security, artificial intelligence and security, privacy, Internet of Things (IoT) security, risk management, and cyber-insurance.
At Yodlee, he worked with the company’s co-founder and serial entrepreneur, Schwark Satyavolu, who later co-founded fintech startup Truaxis (acquired by MasterCard in 2013) and became a Trinity general partner in 2016.
Daswani is co-founder and co-director of Stanford’s Advanced Computer Security Certificate Program. He formerly co-founded Dasient, which was acquired by Twitter in 2012. Daswani previously served as a Chief Information Security Officer at Symantec and LifeLock, and held engineering and product leadership roles at Twitter, Google and Yodlee.
Led by general partners Ajay Chopra and Schwark Satyavolu, Trinity Ventures is a venture capital firm that manages $1.37 billion of committed capital with investments in consumer and enterprise technology companies. The investment portfolio includes iconic brands like Starbucks, Zulily and New Relic, as well as “unicorns” like Auth0, Cohesity, Turo and Outreach.