Eric joined Crosslink in 2010 and focuses on Internet, software and cloud infrastructure companies.
He leads the Crosslink Capital Seed program and is also Co-Founder and President of Alpha, the entrepreneurial networking club for more than 850 Founders and Chief Executive Officers. Eric brings over 20 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 and software investments, some of which include Opsource (NTT), Invensense (INVN), InterAct 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. In addition to DataStax, Crosslink Investments include: Descartes Labs, Hired, Casper, Jack Erwin, NodeSource, ProtectWise, Scripted, PowerToFly, TakeLessons, True & Co., Enigma, Comparably, Flo and Visually. Eric holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.