Trifecta Capital partners with founders engrossed in transforming existing ways of work or life. We don't care about credentials or previous titles the founder may have had. We do care enormously about how founders think and obsess about their customer, as well as their ability to thrive and triumph in games where the odds seem stacked against them.
We like founders that don’t outgrow their wonder years.
We believe that the end game for pattern matching in venture means missing the black swans and reinforcing past biases. Therefore, even though we learn from the past, we anticipate a future that looks very different. The founders, markets, products and services of the future may seem astonishing and peculiar when compared with those of today and yesteryear.
Open-mindedness and a willingness to roll up our sleeves and reach out to founders we think are building cool stuff is core to Trifecta Capital’s ethos. We aren't an elitist venture capital firm. We want to be perceived as part of the team in the journey and someone you can trust.
We value intellectual flexibility, a bias for action, pragmatism, independent thought & strong mission alignment.
What we do
We partner with startups starting at the seed stage and across industries with an initial $125k-$250k investment. We allocate 5% of Trifecta's return in each portfolio company to a philanthropy of that founder's choice. Why do we do this? We believe the best founders are mission- driven.
We help founders with hiring, fundraising, strategy, and partnerships. We also believe in being a sounding board and supportive shoulder to lean on. Empathy is critical.
Most of all, we are grateful to be part of the journey. We don't take the responsibility lightly. We have a duty to our founders. We are in for the long-haul.
Founders & Companies
Trifecta Capital has partnered with the following companies at the seed stage, often when the team is just one or two founders. In aggregate, Trifecta Capital portfolio companies employ hundreds of people and serve a global market for their product or service.
Second Spectrum is focused on the development of machine learning, computer vision, big data, augmented, and virtual reality technology solutions for the sports industry. Its technology solutions are applied in mobile apps, touch screens, smart TVs, and more.
Founders: Rajiv Maheswaran, Yu-Han Chang, Jeff Su
Cyral enables companies to guard against data exfiltration without requiring any agents or app modifications. The Cyral service is easy to use and plugs seamlessly into an infrastructure-as-code framework. The Cyral founding team has deep expertise in building databases, compilers, and proxy-based distributed services.
Founders: Manav Mital, Srinivas Vadlamani