Eric Archambeau is a General Partner at Wellington Partners. Eric has extensive high tech management experience in Silicon Valley and Europe. He is widely known for his deep insights and experience in social networking, data mining and electronic marketplaces. A French Native, he enjoys over 20 years of founding, financing and investing in young technology companies. Eric joined Wellington as a General Partner in early 2005 focusing on Digital Media, Software, Cleantech and Electronics.
From 2000 to 2002, he was at Benchmark Capital where he lead and co-lead a number of deals including Betfair, Orchestria, Xignal and Activiti (now Alfresco), as well as pioneering an active Entrepreneur in Residence programme in London. Eric joined Benchmark from Atlas Venture where, in Silicon Valley, he worked with companies including Tsqware (acquired by Globespan) and Obongo (acquired by AOL).
Before 1999, Eric was a serial entrepreneur. First in 1993, as co-founder and CEO of RightPoint, a provider of marketing automation enterprise software (acquired by e.piphany), then, in 1998, as founding CEO of Trading Dynamics (acquired by Ariba). Eric was also a founding board member of eGroups, acquired by Yahoo! in 2000. In the 1980s he worked in the semiconductor and EDA industry in Silicon Valley, most notably with VLSI Technology Inc.
Eric is one of the founders of Social-Impact, a professional development programme helping social entrepreneurs worldwide to increase their social impact and reach their full potential. He also lectured at INSEAD where he founded the Social Entrepreneurship department.