Focus

Eric joined Crosslink in 2010 and focuses on Internet, software, cloud infrastructure, and frontier tech companies. He leads the Crosslink Capital venture program and is also co-founder and president of alpha —the entrepreneurial networking club for more than 2,000 Founders, CEOs, and Entrepreneurs.

Experience

Eric brings over 30 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and venture capital investor. Prior to Crosslink, Eric was a partner at Artiman Ventures and Bay Partners focusing on Internet & Software investments, some of which include Opsource (NTT), Invensense (INVN), Mulesoft (MULE) and Dropcam (GOOG). Eric’s startup experience includes co-founding the Internet server software company WebSpective (INKT), and co-founding TelASIC Communications (MTI).

In addition, his operating experience includes business development at Mainspring (IBM) and at MILCOM (Military Commercial Technologies) where he focused on finding and commercializing next generation technologies out of the military, aerospace and Defense Labs.

Eric is an active surfer, sailor, programmer, chef and all around family man. He is an advisor to SustainableSurf, SaveTheWaves, and an active supporter of the Navy Seal Foundation.

Select Prior Investments

Bleacher Report (acquired by TWX), ServiceMax (acquired by GE), Coupa (COUP), Verodin (FEYE), True & Co. (acquired by Calvin Klein/PVH), 500friends (acquired by Merkle), Vungle (acquired by Blackstone), Marin Software (MRIN), Visual.ly (acquired by ScribbleLive), BuildingConnected (ADSK), Flo (acquired by FBHS), Opsource (NTT)*, Invensense (INVN)*, Dropcam (GOOG)*, and Mulesoft (MULE)*

Education

BA, Dartmouth College

MBA, Harvard Business School

* Investments made prior to joining Crosslink