Written by Tira Urquhart
Tristan Walker founded Walker & Company, a maker of health and beauty products for Black and brown people, in 2013.
Growing up in a single-parent household in the projects in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, NY, Walker’s mom focused on his education. So, being studious, he was accepted into an elite boarding school in Connecticut for high school. From there, Walker took part in Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY and then the Graduate School of Business at Stanford in California.
After working at Foursquare, he became an entrepreneur in residence with the venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz. He started Walker & Company and co-founded Code2040, an organization working to improve the technology sector’s diversity.
“Why are there no products that really understood the fact that I have curly hair? The shaving products that exist cut the hair beneath my skin and that hair grows into my skin, ……
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