Co-founder and General Partner
Travis brings to Building Ventures a lifelong interest in design and architecture, a boundless optimism for the positive impact technology can have, and a passion for helping startups to launch and grow. At Building Ventures, Travis co-leads the Investment Committee. He currently manages the firm’s involvement with Smartvid.io as a member of the Board of Directors. In addition, he works closely with the teams at Blokable, Dandelion, Join Digital and Measurabl.
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. Travis is a New England native having attended Connecticut College and earned his M.B.A. from Columbia University.