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Trevor Loy is a Lecturer (Adjunct Faculty) in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University, where he co-teaches a graduate course on entrepreneurial management and finance. Trevor is also a co-creator of an introductory course on innovation and entrepreneurship now being taught to all undergraduate students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He has been an invited guest lecturer and speaker across the United States and the world, including Australia, Bahrain, Chile, China, Kuwait, the UAE and the United Kingdom, and developed the curriculum used by the Creative Startups entrepreneurial accelerators in Kuwait and across the globe.  

Trevor is also Managing Partner and founder of Flywheel Ventures, a seed- and early-stage venture capital investment firm with portfolio company investments that have created over $1 billion in liquidity for investors.  Flywheel provides investment capital as well as Silicon Valley relationships and resources to startup companies in emerging technologies, industries and geographies. Notable current portfolio companies include Angaza, Aravo Solutions, Bitsbox, Digabit, Genome Medical, Jana, Recruitology, SlamData, Submittable, TrackVia and Yapstone.  Previous Flywheel successes include the IPO of Jive Software (NASDAQ: JIVE), the acquisition of MicroProbe by FormFactor (NASDAQ: FORM), the acquisition of MIOX by Johnson Matthey (LSE: JMAT), and the acquisition of Tuscany Design Automation by Dassault Systèmes (NYSE Euronext: DSY).

Previously, Trevor served as a director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), the flagship trade association for the venture capital community in the United States, and led the formation of a task force for emerging managers of new venture capital firms.  He also chaired NVCA’s political action committee, VenturePAC, and testified as an expert witness to the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and White House officials. Prior to NVCA, he helped create the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association and the New Mexico Venture Capital Association.  

Earlier in his career, Trevor held founder, executive and technical roles at hi-tech companies including Gigabeat (acquired by Napster), Brooktree (acquired by Rockwell), ParkingNet, Teradyne and Intel Corporation.  Trevor holds a BS Electrical Engineering, MS Electrical Engineering and MS Management Science & Engineering, all from Stanford University.

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