About Us

About Trinity Capital

Our team has been working together for 13-plus years and have been very active in the venture lending space. We understand the startup ecosystem and work closely with venture capital firms, technology banks, and our portfolio companies.

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Our Mission

Trinity is at the forefront of technology and innovation, providing diversified financial solutions to the global growth economy, with uncommon care for and investment in, our people and partners.

Our Values

Our values are deeply ingrained in our organization’s culture. 

01

Unparalleled Care

We place value on people above and beyond the direct and immediate business benefit they provide.

02

Integrity

We interact with employees and clients in a forthright manner. We do what we say, and say what we do, even when no one is looking.

Our Values

Our values are deeply ingrained in our organization’s culture. 

01

Humility

We don’t think less of ourselves, we think of ourselves less. We deliver our best, serving our people and partners.

02

Trust

We establish and build trust with one another by being authentic, vulnerable, accountable, and committed.

03

Integrity

We stay true to our word, even when it’s hard and no one is watching.

04

Uncommon Care

We value our people and partners beyond the direct and immediate business benefit they provide.

05

Continuous Learning

We are continuously learning and committed to personal and organizational growth. We listen to divergent thinking with an open mind and willingness to adapt.

06

Entrepreneurial

We are innovative, dynamic, and scrappy. We have a spirit for growth and a shared sense of responsibility as we create new initiatives and endeavors.

Timeline

2008

Me, $8M, and a dream

Founder Steve Brown raised $8M in a borrowed office just big enough for a desk. He created Lease Pool #1 with this initial $8M and grew to $24M by the end of 2009

2008

2009

Steve sets his sights on the SBA

He had his first call with the SBA for an SBIC license. What was anticipated to take 12-18 months took 3 years. 

2009

2012

Trinity (finally) receives their first SBIC license

Steve aimed to raise $20M in the process… he ended up raising $53M. People were catching the dream. With 2:1 leverage, the first SBIC fund had $160M of capital, and Trinity turned it into $400M.

2012

2016

Trinity pursues and wins its second SBIC license

Raising $75M, and adding $150M debt, the Trinity team put both funds to work, allowing $750M to be used to advance start-ups.

2016

2019

Trinity sets their sights on becoming a BDC

Trinity decided to go from a fund manager to BDC (a public, internally managed company). They had to combine five active partnerships/funds and role them into a single BDC. With the help of Credit Suisse, this was the first time this had ever been done.

2019

2020

Trinity experiences their best funding year ever

Even amidst the worldwide pandemic, Trinity had funded its largest year yet.

2020

2021

Trinity goes all the way to an IPO!

They gave the world a chance to. Invest in the world’s number one leader in venture debt and equipment financing. Steve couldn’t be prouder of the team that got them here.

2021

It’s not how you act on your best day, but how you react on your worst day that defines a relationship or partnership.

Steve Brown
Chairman & CEO