Travis has served as director over four venture incubators. In partnership with TTOs at Princeton University, University of Michigan, NIU and Argonne National Lab, he has advised 150+ emerging tech startups. Travis spearheaded $565M of capital campaigns for R&D advancement and directed seed capital for startups that have raised $551M of follow-on investment, including three acquisitions. Travis founded a venture-backed startup which promoted innovations spinning out of Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Einstein’s Alley research corridor. The company scaled rapidly and enjoyed a successful IP acquisition. In addition, Travis launched Exascale Ventures which develops investment roadmaps for innovators working on Quantum enabling technology, Post-quantum Cryptography and Exascale HPC acceleration. Travis serves as a board director to the Northern Illinois University Research Foundation, advising on Tech Transfer and licensing.