Travis has served as director over four venture incubators. In partnership with Princeton University, University of Michigan, NPS and Argonne National Laboratory, he has advised 150+ emerging tech startups. Travis spearheaded $565m of capital campaigns for R&D advancement and directed seed capital to startups that have raised $793m 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, deep tech and Exascale HPC acceleration. Travis serves as IP Director to the Northern Illinois University Research Foundation Board, advising on Technology Transfer and licensing.