General Partner

Tripp Jones

Executive Assistant: Leila Parrott
 
General Partner

Tripp Jones

Executive Assistant: Leila Parrott
 
General Partner

Tripp Jones

Executive Assistant: Leila Parrott
 

Tripp joined August Capital in 2011 and focuses on investments in rapidly-growing Internet and software companies. He led August’s investments in ADARA, CommonBond, Paperless Post, Quandl, Rocketmiles and Wattpad.

Prior to joining August Capital, Tripp spent the previous four years at Menlo Park-based Spectrum Equity Investors. Earlier in his career, Tripp was an investment banker with JMP Securities and BMO Capital.

Tripp has a BA in Psychology from Princeton University.

Current August investments: ADARA, Bark &Co., CommonBond, Hipcamp, Paperless Post, Quandl, Stitch Data ( RJ Metrics acquired by Magento Commerce, Pipeline is now Stitch Data), and Wattpad.

Previous August investments:RJMetrics (acquired by Magento Commerce, Pipeline is now Stitch Data), and Rocketmiles (acquired by PCLN).

 
 

Select Active Investments

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Mountain View, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones/David Marquardt

ADARA: The ADARA Magellan platform transforms real-time loyalty, booking and search data from customers and prospects into powerful advertising solutions, delivering on performance and branding campaign objectives.

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: New York, NY

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

Bark & Co. (BarkBox): Barkbox is a subscription-based e-commerce and content company for dog lovers.

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: New York, NY

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

CommonBond: In 2011, David Klein, Mike Taormina, and Jessup Shean met as Wharton MBA students and set out to tackle one of the most frustrating areas of consumer finance: the student lending industry. Since then, the company has grown, but what has remained consistent is the mission to deliver competitive pricing, a simple, tech-enabled experience, and exceptional customer service.

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: San Francisco, CA

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

HipCamp: Find yourself outside. Hipcamp is everywhere you want to camp. Search, discover and book ranches,
farms, vineyards, nature preserves & public sites for camping across the U.S.

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: New York, NY

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

Paperless Post: Our Vision — Communication is an extension of personal style. Paperless Post is innovating on tradition and redefining the way you connect with people both online and off. Beautiful design meets seamless technology. Our Product — Paperless Post helps you create online and paper stationery that reflects your individual aesthetic.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Toronto, Canada

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

Quandl: Quandl is a Data Platform. We host data from hundreds of publishers on a single easy-to-use website. We help data analysts save time, effort and money, by delivering financial and economic data in the format they want: via our website, our API, or directly into dozens of tools.

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Philadelphia, PA

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

Stitch Data: Stitch evolved out of RJMetrics, a widely used business intelligence platform. Data consolidation was always central to the RJMetrics product, and the team repeatedly heard requests from customers looking for ETL as a standalone service. We listened. When RJMetrics was acquired by Magento in 2016, Stitch was launched as its own company.

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Los Angeles, CA

Lead Investment Professional: David Hornik, Tripp Jones

Yumi: From the Founders — We started this company because Angela is a giant nerd. You see, when she became pregnant with her first child, Elodie, she spent months researching nutrition. She discovered that scientists consider nutrition in the first 1,000 days to be the most important environmental factor in development. Babies’ brains, their senses, their fat cell production, and their proclivity for sweets are all shaped during this time. And yet, despite this overwhelming research, there were no convenient options for parents who wanted fresh, nutritious, and yummy meals for their baby.We got angry. We got inspired. We quit respectable jobs. We founded Yumi. Whether you use us for all or some of your meals, cook, or buy other brands, we hope our content and products inspire and empower you – and somehow make your life a little bit easier.

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Toronto, Canada

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

Wattpad: Wattpad is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer. With thousands of stories added each day, there’s always something you want to read. Whether you’re online or off, use the devices you already own to carry an entire library wherever you go. Join the conversation about the stories you read: message the writer and interact with other people who love the story as much as you.

Select Exited Investments

Industry Sector: Software and Services

Headquartered: Philadelphia, PA

Lead Investment Professional: Eric Carlborg

RJ Metrics (acquired by Magento Commerce, RJ Metrics Pipeline spun out into Stitch Data): In 2009 Robert Moore and Jake Stein founded RJMetrics. They thought every company, regardless of size, should be able to use their data to make better decisions. Today RJMetrics powers online businesses obsessed with growth. Clients include Formstack, Hootsuite, Choxi, and many more. With RJMetrics, any company can be a data-driven company.

Industry Sector: eCommerce

Headquartered: Chicago, IL

Lead Investment Professional: Tripp Jones

Rocket Travel (RocketMiles) acquired by Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN): We’ve done extensive research on where and how people want to travel. Some of them save up miles and points with a specific personal goal in mind. They want to learn to play guitar in Andalusia, bring their daughter to Yellowstone, or take their boyfriend on a trip to Lahaina. Others are enablers: they fuel the adventures of their college-bound sons, or donate their miles to charity.