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Justin Randolph

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder/CEO Untrodden, (; Stanford GSB grad; @ the intersection of hospitality, consumer internet & rural economic development

Founder/CEO Untrodden, (; Stanford GSB grad; @ the intersection of hospitality, consumer internet & rural economic development

2 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
I have an idea I'm commited to

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In


Untrodden, Inc.
Wildlands Collective



Side Projects

Untrodden, Inc.


Founder & CEO Untrodden, Inc. December 2014 - present
Founder Wildlands Collective January 2014 - November 2014
Managing Director Resilient Equity LLC September 2013 - December 2013
Advisor RippleAway June 2013 - December 2013
Entrepreneurship Case Writer / Entrepreneur-in-Residence Stanford Graduate School of Business - Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) September 2012 - December 2013
Summer Associate New Island Capital Management June 2011 - August 2011
MBA Venture Fellow Investors' Circle January 2011 - March 2011
Summer Associate FE Clean Energy Group June 2010 - August 2010
Financial Analyst Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking June 2006 - March 2009


Stanford University Graduate School of Business Business 2010 - 2012
The Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) International Economics and Development 2009 - 2011
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Business Administration; Political Science 2002 - 2006

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Branding
  • • Hiring
  • • Company formation
  • • Digital marketing
  • • Revenue sharing
  • • Equity contracts
  • • Sharing economy
  • • Travel
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Content
  • • marketplaces
  • • peer-to-peer
  • • curated web
  • • travel
  • • lifestyle brands
  • • hospitality
  • • ecommerce

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Social Entrepreneurship • Emerging Markets • Entrepreneurship • Impact Investing • Water Resources

Key Accomplishments

While I have a traditional finance background (from investment banking to private equity to venture capital), which makes me a strong resource for fundraising activities, since receiving my MBA my primary focus has been on entrepreneurial endeavors. I was involved on the founding team of two failed startups -- CrowdCry, which was an attempt to create a demand-driven group buying platform, and Purl Water, which was an effort to create a network of free, ad-generating, \"\'filtered water stations\" behind the security lines of airports. Over the last year, I have been a case writer and EIR within Stanford GSB\'s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies -- profiling innovative startups and working on my own entrepreneurial ideas. Specifically, I\'m working to create an booking/discovery platform for curated, remote, and "off the beaten path" ravel accommodations -- think a niche Airbnb focused on a inventory that's outside of cities and mainstream travel destinations, and catering to a "geotraveler" that is seeking authentic, small-scale lodging.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I am at a point of my career where I am eager and willing to take on substantial entrepreneurial risk. I am passionate with a strong point of view about the philosophical need for startups to drive innovation to address social and environmental issues and enhance the strength of communities. Not only am I risk tolerant, but I have a strong ability to think strategically about navigating distribution channels and aligning interests as a way to form corporate partnerships. Having been a part of failed startups in the past, I also carry with me a number of important lessons learned that will be invaluable to future entrepreneurial endeavors.

Vouches Received

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Jason Bade
We worked together
Justin is among the sharpest entrepreneurs I know, marrying his passion for social impact with his love of problem solving, using creative b ... usiness models to find inefficiencies that could (and ought) to be fixed everywhere. Seriously, if we gave Justin the world for a day, so many of our systemic, market-exacerbated problems would be no more. He sees opportunities where most people don't. Justin is exceptionally generous with his time and resources. He goes out of his way to support me in my ventures, meeting for drinks to listen to our latest ideas, sending thoughtful introductions to people in his network who would be helpful to get in touch with. I wouldn't normally take the time to write such a reference, but for Justin, I'm honored to.
Stuart Coleman
Founder and CEO, Adboku. Previously Director, Corporate Development, MDC Partners.
Justin likes to meet people, offer to help, and ask important questions.