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6 Investments in 3 Companies
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Male
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New York
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Eric Hippeau has been a Partner with Lerer Ventures, a venture capital fund, since June 2011. From 2009 to 2011 he was the Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post, a news website.

From 2000 to 2009, he was a Managing Partner of Softbank Capital, a technology venture capital firm.Eric is also Chairman of RebelMouse and co-founder of NowThis News.

Eric served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ziff-Davis Inc., an integrated media and marketing company, from 1993 to March 2000 and held various other positions with Ziff-Davis from 1989 to 1993. In the past 5 years, Eric served as a director of the Huffington Post and Yahoo! Inc.

As a Partner with Lerer Ventures, Eric brings to the Board extensive investment and venture capital expertise. In addition, Eric has significant governance experience as a director, a strong background in technology and modern media and a deep understanding of the Company’s business as a result of his extended tenure with the Company.

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Jun, 2011 - Current   (over 5 years)
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Apr 9, 2013
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Jun, 2009
Mar, 2011
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2000
2009
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1993
Mar, 2000
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1989
1993
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Investments (6)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Apr, 2015$6M / Series A
Aug, 2013$10.25M / Series A (Lead)
Mar, 2009$8M / Series F
Oct, 2006$15M / Series C
Dec, 2005$7.5M / Series B (Lead)
Nov, 1995$4.8M / Series B (Lead)

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