Eric joined August Capital in 2010.
Eric has broad investing, transactional and operating experience in private and public growth companies. Prior to joining August Capital, Eric was a partner at Continental Investors where he invested in e-commerce, software, and financial technology and service companies. Eric’s transactional experience includes several years of investment banking at Merrill Lynch & Co including serving as Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking. Eric also served as an Executive in Residence at Golden Gate Capital. Eric’s operating experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer for several public and private companies including Einstein Noah Bagel Corporation during the company’s initial public offering, Authorize.Net (acquired by Go2Net), and Provide Commerce (acquired by Liberty Media Interactive).
Eric received a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois and MBA from the University of Chicago.
Current August investments: Amount, Architizer, Avant, FactoryFour, Fastly (NYSE:FSLY), FourKites, HouseCall, INRIX, Kin, Launch Kids (dba Rockets of Awesome), New Engen, PatientIQ, PubMatic (NASDAQ:PUBM), SpringLabs, and STANCE.
Previous August investments: eBates (acquired by Rakuten), Integral Ad Science (majority stake acquired by Vista Equity Partners), Mavenir (acquired by Mitel), RJMetrics (acquired by Magento Commerce), SnagAJob (majority stake acquired by Rho Acceleration and NewSpring Capital), Stitch Data (acquired by Talend), and Zulily (acquired by Liberty Media Interactive).
Other previous investments: Blue Nile (NasdaqGS: NILE), Bodybuilding.com (acquired by Liberty Media Interactive), CarHop, HighTower, Seaside National Bank, TradingScreen and Veritec.