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Tristan Walker, 30, Stanford MBA, founder, CEO of Bevel, black men's shaving, skin care and grooming line.
Q: "You are a young Black man. You have some nerve, and quite the audacity! Don't you fear going up against these global giants such as Schick, Gillette and Procter & Gamble?"
A: "Nope. They fear me!"
-Tristan Walker, age 30, Palo Alto, CA, Stanford MBA, founder and CEO of Bevel
Tristan Walker, one of the most Audacious Young Black Entrepreneurs we have seen in 9 years here!. We so need these images of our men being great, because they are.
UPDATE as of October 18, 2015: Tristan Walker's company, Walker & Co. Brands raised an amazing $24 Million dollars in Series B funding last Monday from several high-profile names including Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Andre Iguodala and several others; to develop beauty products tailored to people of color.
The company also unveiled a new deal with Target (NYSE: TGT) to sell its flagship razor product, Bevel, at select Target stores in the United States and online. Institutional Venture Partners led the round with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Upfront Ventures, Daher Capital, Collaborative Fund, and Google Ventures.
Anything is possible people...he's 30.
Walker is a celebrity in Silicon Valley, known primarily for his success and creativity as head of business development at Foursquare, which he joined in 2009 and left in 2012. Foursquare was one of the original location-based "check-in" apps, and Walker put the startup on the map by landing hundreds of partnerships with merchants and brands such as American Express and BravoTV. His regular appearances at South by Southwest, on television, and on Twitter—where he's garnered an audience of nearly 300,000 followers—promoted both Foursquare and Walker himself. Go Brother Go!!!