Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Tren Griffin Author, Strategist

Nov 29, 2017, 2:00 – 4:15 AM

A 15 year employee of MSFT, he writes often on his blog and is active on twitter. He shares his knowledge of company building and trends others do not see. Tren was formerly a partner at Eagle River investments controlled by Craig McCaw. In 1994 he joined Teledesic as the 4th employe, it grew to over 3 billion in valuation. Author of 7 books including: A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs.

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Tren has worked at Microsoft for the past 15 years. He writes the blog and is active on Twitter (@TrenGriffin). He often shares his knowledge of company building and trends others may not see. Tren was formerly a partner at Eagle River, a private equity firm controlled by Craig McCaw with investments telecommunications and startups. 

From 1999 to 2001 he was Vice President of Strategy at XO Communications. In 1994 Tren joined a startup named Teledesic as the fourth employee. During its life, the Teledesic team raised over a billion dollars at a valuation that was as high as a $3 billion. Tren previously worked as a consultant in Australia and Korea. He is the author of seven books including: A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor and The Global Negotiator.

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  • Tren Griffin





Wednesday, November 29, 2017
2:00 AM – 4:15 AM UTC


2:00 AMNetworking and Food
2:45 AMFireside Chat
4:00 AMFireside Chat ends


  • Mike Grabham

    Esidarap inc

    Seattle Director

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    Co Director

  • Robert Green


    Outreach Ambassador

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