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 and Envoy. He also works closely with the teams at Canoa, Dandelion, Join Digital, Measurabl, and Mosaic. With over 20 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 and the Center for Real Estate.
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).
Prior to Borealis Ventures, Travis was a Partner at Egan-Managed Capital, an early stage venture capital firm with $225 million AUM, Travis actively partnered with more than 15 founding teams across the software and internet landscape.
Travis led or sourced Egan-Managed Capital’s investments in Verivo (sold to Appery), Groove Mobile (sold to NMS), OwnerIQ, Applause, Currensee (sold to Oanda), and Acacia (NASDAQ:ACIA). During his tenure, Travis negotiated over 40 rounds of financing and several M&A transactions.
Prior to Egan-Managed Capital, Travis headed the Silicon Valley office of Spears, Benzak, Salomon, & Farrell, an investment management firm based in New York. At SBSF, Travis focused on the firm’s technology investment policy and 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.