Eric Di Benedetto has been a professional investor in software start-ups in Silicon Valley for the last two decades. The aggregate market capitalization of companies Eric sponsored as an angel investor or venture capitalist reached several billion dollars at the time his investments were realized. Eric was profiled in Business Week ("Go West, Young Whiz"), in The European ("Where the Brains Drain"), and in The Red Herring ("Growing Wings").
After a successful career as a venture capitalist, Eric established Active Starts as an angel investment firm focused on the coaching and financing needs of San Francisco Bay Area software entrepreneurs within a year from product launch. Active Starts leads or participates in investment syndicates whose mission is to bridge start-up companies to market validation. Once a market opportunity has been proven, more traditional venture capital firms usually... See More