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Trina Van Pelt

Vice President & Senior Managing Director
Intel Capital

Trina Van Pelt is Vice President & Senior Managing Director of Intel Capital; Vice Chair of its Investment Committee; and Chair of its diversity & inclusion investing initiative. She focuses on investments in artificial intelligence, autonomous things, mobility management, sports technology, and data centric business models. Trina currently serves on multiple, early to growth stage, portfolio company boards (Cognitive Scale, GoodData, Mighty Networks, Moovit, Paxata). 

In February 2019, she was named to the Power 200 list of the world’s most influential data economy leaders. She is a sought out advisor to Intel’s executive team on transformational growth strategies for Intel’s data centric businesses.

In February 2019, she was named to the Power 200 list of the world’s most influential data economy leaders. She is a sought out advisor to Intel’s executive team on transformational growth strategies for Intel’s data centric businesses.

Van Pelt has more than 23 years of experience in technology investments, M&A, strategic planning and business development. She has led more than 85 technology acquisitions and investments worth >$50B over the course of her career, spanning the computing, communications, software, IoT and mobile industry segments. She has built, developed, led, inspired and managed large teams of investors and strategic business development professionals negotiating equity and complex buy-and sell-side transactions and partnerships. 

Before joining Intel in 2004, Van Pelt was a director of corporate development at CNET Networks and an investment associate at TA Associates. She began her career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers and Ernst & Young’s financial advisory services group.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and earned a master’s degree in management from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

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