Christopher Calicott is managing director of Trammell Venture Partners, an Austin-based venture capital firm focused on investing in highly technical seed- and early-stage startups in three core technology domains: Machine Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, and Cybersecurity. Thematic around these disruptors, the general partner of Trammell Venture Partners has subject matter expertise in these technologies, which it uses to support portfolio companies both from a technical diligence and a product development standpoint.
Calicott marries his own technology background with expertise in disruptive data analytics, machine intelligence, and multi-sided platform strategies, business development, and early-stage company growth mechanics. He is an advisor and mentor to early stage founders and also a coach to the startups in a number of accelerator programs. Recently he’s being called on to consider the impact of new market phenomena like initial coin offerings on the venture industry ecosystem, including issues ranging from capital efficiency concerns, to valuations due to on-balance-sheet crypto assets, to venture capital industry disruption potential.
Based in Austin, Calicott views the region as a growing global player with some competitive advantages and wants to actively support the development and positioning of our startup ecosystem globally. He is keen to build meaningful relationships, to foster collaboration, and is happy to coach high-potential tech companies and co-founders. Calicott received his international MBA from IE Business School in Madrid following an undergraduate program in the French language, linguistics, and business at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.