Phillip Sarofim is the Founder and Managing Partner of Trousdale Ventures, LLC, a planet positive venture firm, where he has steadily built a diverse portfolio of cutting-edge and environmental tech companies, including SoFar Ocean, Ecovative, Solugen, Range Energy, Climate Candy, Sagra Farms, REEL, and Cowboy. Sarofim draws upon his interdisciplinary experience, comprising business development and management, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and branding to offer a hands-on and holistic approach to his investments. His investments are stage and sector agnostic spanning transportation, mobility, space, fintech, frontier tech and AI, climate tech, and health & wellness.
Sarofim takes an active role in each of his investments, serving on the advisory board and board of directors for many of the companies in his growing portfolio. He is the chairman of Meyers Manx, who under Philip’s leadership recently unveiled the Manx 2.0 Electric, and a member of the Board of Directors for Coreshell, Lemon Perfect, Pure Plus+, Super Coffee, The Whole Coffee Company, Vanderhall Motor Works and Yellowbird Foods.
These companies are aligned with Sarofim’s drive and vision, and the Trousdale Ventures’ ethos of purpose-driven products, honoring a greater mission of self-care, productivity and sustainability, while making a positive shift in their respective industries.
Sarofim’s commitment to supporting and bettering the lives of others extends beyond his investments and to his philanthropic endeavors. A stage II Hodgkin lymphoma survivor, Sarofim partnered with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to launch the Phillip Sarofim Scholarship Endowment, established to award undergraduate scholarships with a preference for students battling, or in remission from, cancer. Underscoring his commitment to community involvement, Sarofim is a founding member and serves on the board of the Petersen Automotive Museum and donates his time as a member of the Board of Directors for the Houston Police Foundation, Emancipation Park and Future Generations Now.