Overview

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Primary Role
Chairman of the Board of Directors @
Investments
11 Investments in 11 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Palo Alto
Social:

Person Details

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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.

Jobs (5)

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Current

Founder

May, 2002 - Current   (over 14 years)

Partner

Jan, 1998 - Current   (over 18 years)
Past
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Ended
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Company
Unknown
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Founder & CEO
Jan, 1995
Jan, 1998
CTO / GM - Server Products
Jan, 1991
Jan, 1992
Head - cc:Mail Division

Board & Advisor Roles (2)

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  • Member of the Board of Directors
    Jan, 2012
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
    May, 2002
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Oct, 2014$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$12M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$3.25M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$5.5M / Series A (Lead)Personal Investment
May, 2013$2.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2013undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2012$6M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2009$700k / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2008$725k / AngelPersonal Investment
Apr, 2006$14.5M / Series CPersonal Investment

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