- Board Member, Mercatus Center
Salen Churi is a leading expert on navigating the collision points of innovation and regulation. He is a general partner and cofounder of Trust Ventures, an Austin-based venture capital firm that invests in startups in regulated fields and helps founders overcome regulatory obstacles. Sal formerly taught law at the University of Chicago, where he received his JD, and founded its Innovation Clinic. Sal was also the associate director of IJ’s Clinic on Entrepreneurship, where he advised low-income entrepreneurs, and spent several years in private practice at Kirkland & Ellis and Sidley Austin.