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.
Board & Advisor Roles (6)Update
|Apr, 2015||RebelMouse||$6M / Series A||SoftBank Capital|
|Aug, 2013||RebelMouse||$10.25M / Series A (Lead)||SoftBank Capital|
|Mar, 2009||Thumbplay||$8M / Series F||SoftBank Capital|
|Oct, 2006||Thumbplay||$15M / Series C||SoftBank Capital|
|Dec, 2005||Thumbplay||$7.5M / Series B (Lead)||SoftBank Capital|
|Nov, 1995||Yahoo!||$4.8M / Series B (Lead)||SoftBank Capital|
|May 27, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - 5 things you need to know about New York's top VC shop|
|May 24, 2016||AdExchanger - How NowThis Navigates The Maze Of Distributed Media|
|May 13, 2016||AdWeek - NowThis to Launch Education Series With Actress Allison Williams|
|May 12, 2016||Variety - Digital - Ex-MTV CMO Tina Exarhos Joins NowThis Media|
|Apr 28, 2016||PE HUB - Poncho raises $2 mln from Lerer, Greycroft, Comcast, RRE, others|
|Mar 2, 2016||Inc.com - The 31 Venture Capitalist Who Secretly Decide Our Future|
|Feb 10, 2016||First Round Capital Review - Starting Fires on Purpose — When and How Leaders Need to Break the Rules|
|Jan 22, 2016||Inc.com - What to Expect From the NYC Tech Scene in 2016|