Late last year, former Foursquare exec Tristan Walker unveiled his next act, introducing a new eponymous consumer brand, Walker & Co. But he doesn’t want to create just any consumer products brand — he wants specifically to focus on solving problems faced by people of color.
The first product Walker & Co. released was Bevel, an end-to-end shaving system targeted at people with coarse, curly hair, fits that mold, but there will be more products to come, thanks to a $6.9 million Series A round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz.
Walker served as the VP of business development at Foursquare (where Ben Horowitz was on the board) for years before embarking on his own and joining Andreessen Horowitz as an entrepreneur-in-residence. There he explored a number of possible startup ideas before settling on developing a new consumer products brand.
So it’s no surprise that Andreessen Horowitz…
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