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 800 Founders and CEOs.
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 & Software investments, some of which include Opsource (NTT), Invensense (INVN), 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 and chef. He is an advisor to SustainableSurf, and an active supporter of the Navy Seal Foundation.