Co-founder and General Partner
Travis brings to Building Ventures a lifelong interest in design and architecture and a passion for helping startups launch and grow. At Building Ventures, Travis co-leads the Investment Committee, and he sits on the Board of Directors for Elephant Energy. He also works closely with the teams at Canoa, Dandelion, Join Digital, Measurabl, Mezo, and Mosaic. With over 23 years of experience investing in and working with early-stage companies, Travis is a regular speaker at industry conferences on the topics of company building, venture capital, proptech, and construction technology. Travis is a member of the CREtech Leadership Board and an advisory board member at MIT DesignX, an accelerator for the built environment as well as the Center for Real Estate Technology and Innovation.
Prior to Building Ventures, Travis joined Borealis Ventures as a member of the Built Environment Investment Team in 2016. But his collaboration with Borealis began long before that when he co-led the Series A round in Envista Software in 2006 (acquired by Accela) and continued through the co-creation of IrisMaps (acquired by OmniEarth).
Before joining Borealis, Travis was a partner at Egan-Managed Capital, an early-stage venture firm with $225 million AUM. During his tenure, Travis led or sourced investments in Verivo (sold to Appery), Groove Mobile (sold to NMS), OwnerIQ, Applause, Currensee (sold to Oanda), and Acacia (NASDAQ:ACIA). Travis also negotiated over 40 rounds of financing and several M&A transactions.
Prior to Egan-Managed Capital, Travis led the Silicon Valley office of Spears, Benzak, Salomon, & Farrell, an investment management firm based in New York. At SBSF, Travis was responsible for the analysis, recommendation, and management of the firm’s portfolio of public technology companies. A New England native, Travis attended Connecticut College and earned his M.B.A. from Columbia University.