Drew Tulchin

Drew Tulchin

Drew Tulchin

Founder, UpSpring Associates | VP - Biz Dev, Electric Playhouse

Drew Tulchin is Founder of UpSpring Associates and VP of Electric Playhouse. He brings more than 25 years overcoming “The Doubting Thomases” to build lasting organizations and achieve successful results.

Drew recently finished three years with Meow Wolf, a B Corp based in Santa Fe, NM, that creates installation arts experiences to wow. His efforts led to raising more than $100 million in impact investment over three years, purchase of a new headquarters, and growth from 50 people to more than 400.

He currently serves as VP of Biz Dev for Electric Playhouse, a NM public benefit corporation focused on immersive entertainment. The company uses cutting edge software tech to create family fun centers with play and healthy movement for all.

He has helped launch more than 15 start-ups with numerous legal structures. His work has generated more than $300 million for triple bottom line efforts. Consulting has taken him across New Mexico, the U.S., to Native American nations, and more than 40 countries.

He has contributed to 100+ socially entrepreneurial business plans. Prisma Microfinance’s co-written plan was a Global Social Venture Competition award winner, published, and used to raise $1.2 million in private equity capital. He served as Program Officer for Grameen Foundation as its founding staff person of the Capital Markets Group.

Previous experience includes a Bluetooth wireless firm, socially responsible businesses, and an environmental NGO. He began his career as a VISTA and an AmeriCorps Team Leader in Oakland, California.

Drew completed his MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle. He finished his BA, Cum Laude, in History and International Relations from Washington University in St. Louis. His studies included a year abroad at Sussex University, UK.

He serves on the Board of WESST, a CDFI in New Mexico. He is a Lifetime Member of Net Impact. In his free time, Drew plays ultimate Frisbee anywhere he can, hikes to get lost, eats food he doesn’t recognize, and enjoys bad puns more than he should.