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Trafton is responsible for recruiting top seed stage investors for 500 Startups’ VC Unlocked education programs. He produces webinars and content on early stage investing, and is also responsible for driving and implementing the team’s marketing strategy.

Before joining 500 Startups, Trafton worked at Yahoo in product marketing roles across the organization, including Yahoo Finance, Mail, and News. He began his career in Silicon Valley in public relations, working at a boutique agency advising tech clients on communication strategy. He has a BA in History from Colgate University.

Trafton is responsible for recruiting top seed stage investors for 500 Startups’ VC Unlocked education programs. He produces webinars and content on early stage investing, and is also responsible for driving and implementing the team’s marketing strategy.

Before joining 500 Startups, Trafton worked at Yahoo in product marketing roles across the organization, including Yahoo Finance, Mail, and News. He began his career in Silicon Valley in public relations, working at a boutique agency advising tech clients on communication strategy. He has a BA in History from Colgate University.

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