Tristan Walker
Published March 17, 2017
Updated April 16, 2021

Tristan Walker is a technology entrepreneur who aims to diversify the tech industry by recruiting top young Black and Latinx talent to Silicon Valley. In 2012, he left his position as director of business development at Foursquare to found Walker & Company, which creates beauty products for people of color. Its shaving kit, Bevel, is designed for people with coarse, curly hair.

Walker is co-founder of Code2040, an organization dedicated to diversity in technology. He was named one of Ebony‘s 100 Most Powerful People, Fortune‘s 40 Under 40 and Vanity Fair’s “Next Establishment,” and was a USA Today Person of the Year in 2014.

Expertise: Technology, diversity, education, branding, marketing and communications, entrepreneurship, Black hair

Location: Atlanta, Ga.


Twitter: @tristanwalker

Heard on NPR: All Things Considered: Meet The Man Who Wants To Diversify Silicon Valley By 2040

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