Eric Hahn is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Proofpoint, Inc. since May 2002.
Eric is also the founding Partner of the Inventures Group, a leading "mentor investment" firm based in Palo Alto, California. At Inventures, Eric has served as a Member of the Board of Directors and has been actively involved with companies including Kana, Red Hat, LoudCloud, Good Technology and RemarQ.
Previously, Eric served as the Chief Technology Officer for Netscape Communications, Inc. and was a Member of the company's Executive Committee.
In addition, Eric was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Collabra Software, Inc., a leading groupware provider that was acquired by Netscape in 1995.
Prior to Collabra, Eric ran the cc:Mail division of Lotus Development Corporation.
Eric began his career at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, where he worked on the ARPAnet, the precursor to the Internet.
Eric holds a B.S. degree and an honorary Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
May, 2002 - Current (over 14 years)
Jan, 1998 - Current (over 18 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (2)Update
|Oct, 2014||Wit.ai||$3M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2014||BitGo||$12M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2014||Stitch||$3.25M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2014||Content Analytics||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2013||Hall||$5.5M / Series A (Lead)||Personal Investment|
|May, 2013||Prevoty||$2.4M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2013||Bitnami||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2012||Twist||$6M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2009||Moovweb||$700k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2008||Posterous||$725k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2006||Zimbra||$14.5M / Series C||Personal Investment|
|May 21, 2016||St. Louis Post - African-American participation in elite AP classes lags at St. Louis area schools|
|Apr 12, 2016||thevistavoice.org - Eric Hahn Sells 5,000 Shares of Proofpoint Inc (PFPT) Stock|
|Mar 11, 2015||Built In LA - Prevoty raises $8M to stop website & online application hacks before they start|
|Jan 5, 2015||Venture Beat - Facebook acquires Wit.ai, a startup that lets developers add Siri-like language processing to their apps|
|Oct 15, 2014||Venture Beat - Wit.ai's API is helping developers easily add Siri-like language processing to their apps|
|Jun 16, 2014||TechCrunch - BitGo Raises $12M Led By Redpoint For Multi-Signature Bitcoin Wallets, Services|
|Jul 23, 2013||TechCrunch - Enterprise Social Network Platform Hall Raises $5.5M In Series A Funding|
|Nov 1, 2012||Xconomy - Rewarder Taps the Crowd of Amateur Detectives and Problem Solvers|