Brian Grigsby is Managing Director of Trousdale Venture Partners. With more than 25 years’ experience as a venture capital investor, he has a wealth of knowledge in early stage finance and business development, especially in the technology sector. Brian is also the CEO/CFO of Good Shepherd, a Netherlands-based video game publishing and finance company, as well as being the Managing Partner of Corsa Ventures, a Texas- based early stage venture capital firm he founded in 2012.
Other notable businesses Brian has founded include Raven Venture Partners, a (2009) early-stage pledge fund specializing in financing digital entertainment, software and e- commerce businesses and the video game publishing company GHI Media (2008), which now operates as Devolver Digital and has become one of the world’s largest independent video game publishers.
During the past two decades Brian has also co-founded or invested in numerous venture-backed endeavors with exits to Fortune 100 companies – including IBM, Motorola, Applied Materials and Salesforce. He is currently an active investor and board member in more than 20 companies, ranging from Texas-based custom motorcycle builder Revival Cycles to leading condiment producer Yellow Bird Sauce and software marketing performance manager Hive9.
With undergraduate engineering & physics and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Brian’s early career path took him to the professional and consumer audio world and then to NASA’a Johnson Space Centre where he worked on the post-Challenger Shuttle re-launch program.
Raised in Texas and a long-time resident of Austin, Brian treasures the outdoors – be it boating with his three children, paddle boarding or racing in the Sports Car Club of America’s Club Racing Series, he lives a very active life and enjoys every minute of it.