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Founder and CEO @
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30 Investments in 28 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
http://theleanstartup.com
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Eric (avatar "Eric") co-founded IMVU in April, 2004 and served as Chief Technology Officer from its inception to August, 2008.

A highly sought-after speaker, Eric is the author of several books including The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses (Crown Business, 2011).

Eric also served as entrepreneur-in-residence at the Harvard Business School and Venture Advisor at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. While an undergraduate at Yale University, Eric co-founded Catalyst Recruiting. Although Catalyst folded with the dot-com crash, Eric continued his entrepreneurial career as a Senior Software Engineer at There.com, leading efforts in agile software development and user-generated content. In 2007, BusinessWeek.com named Eric one of the Tech's Best Young Entrepreneurs.

Eric earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University. Eric serves on the advisory board of many technology startups including pbWiki, Bunchball, SpeedDate, illumobile, BlueBet and KaChing.

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Jan, 2016 - Current   (9 months)

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2011 - Current   (over 5 years)
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Apr, 2004
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Co-Founder & CTO
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Apr, 2016$2.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2016$50M / Series CPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$1.2M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jun, 2015undisclosed amount / VenturePersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$1.35M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$1.5M / VenturePersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$650k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2015$15M / Series BPersonal Investment
Dec, 2014$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$6.25M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2014$700k / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
Jul, 2014$850k / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014undisclosed amount / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2013$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2013$2.3M / Series APersonal Investment
Nov, 2013$540k / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$4M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$400k / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2013$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2013$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2012$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2012$7.9M / Series APersonal Investment
Mar, 2012$100k / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2011$1.01M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2011$350k / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2010$1.5M / VenturePersonal Investment

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