Trish Costello

Founder & CEO, Portfolia


Trish Costello is Founder/CEO of Portfolia, a global entrepreneurial investing platform. Portfolia packages 6-9 entrepreneurial companies annually in multiple focus areas, such as Enterprise, Consumer Tech, Active Aging and Women’s Health, enabling its investors to have a diversified ‘portfolia’ of high-potential companies for one annual investment. All Portfolia funds provide a transparent, interactive and educational view of investing for its members, while seeking market returns and new innovation in the marketplace.

Trish is also the Founder and CEO Emeritus of Kauffman Fellows/CVE, the Silicon Valley-based institute that prepares leaders in venture capital, which she led during its first 10 years. Trish was Founding President of CVE Capital Corp, the holding company of a $1.7 billion Fund of Funds. Trish led the National Science Foundation SBIR Sub-Committee on Commercialization. She was on the start-up team of the Kauffman Foundation and was the Director of the Blank Center of Entrepreneurship at Babson College. Trish was recently recognized by INC. Magazine in its 15 Most Innovative Women Entrepreneurs of 2016.

Trish has twin daughters, both of whom work in San Francisco start-ups, and recently hiked the 28 mile Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with them to celebrate a significant life event.