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Princeton University, BS
Electrical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley, Masters and Ph.D.
Computer Science

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Executive Chairman
Advisory Board Member
Non - Executive Director

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Board of Directors

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Eric Schmidt

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recruited Eric Schmidt from Novell, where he led that company’s strategic planning, management and technology development as chairman and CEO.

Since coming to Google, Eric has focused on building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain Google’s rapid growth as a company and on ensuring that quality remains high while product development cycle times are kept to a minimum. Along with Larry and Sergey, Eric shares responsibility for Google’s day-to-day operations. Eric’s Novell experience culminated a 20-year record of achievement as an Internet strategist, entrepreneur and developer of great technologies. His well-seasoned perspective perfectly complements Google’s needs as a young and rapidly growing search engine with a unique corporate culture.

Prior to his appointment at Novell, Eric was chief technology officer and corporate executive officer at Sun Microsystems, where he led the development of Java, Sun’s platform-independent programming technology, and defined Sun’s Internet software strategy. Before joining Sun in 1983, he was a member of the research staff at the Computer Science Lab at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and held positions at Bell Laboratories and Zilog.

Eric has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and a master’s and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2006, Eric was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which recognized his work on “the development of strategies for the world’s most successful Internet search engine company.” Eric was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a Hellman Fellow in 2007. He is also chairman of the board of directors for the New America Foundation.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
WibiData 5/2013Series B$18M3
Upstart 4/2013Series A$5.9M7
WibiData 2/2012Series A$5M4
DailyWorth 1/2012Angel$2M6 1/2012Seed$1.4M5
Mashape 8/2011Seed$1.5M13
ICON Aircraft 6/2011Venture Round$25M5
Spongecell 6/2011Venture Round2
Amprius 3/2011Series B$25M2
Artsy 11/2010Convertible Note$1.25M17
Prosper 4/2010Series D$14.7M2
inDplay 2/2006Venture Round1
Hipbone 3/1999Angel$750k4



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  1. Cloudera Founder’s Enterprise Data App Management Startup WibiData Raises $15M From Canaan Partners, Eric Schmidt And Others ( [edit]
  2. Upstart, A Site For Crowdfunding People, Raises $5.9M From First Round, Eric Schmidt, And Others ( [edit]
  3. Cloudera Founder’s Big Data Management Startup WibiData Raises $5M From NEA And Eric Schmidt ( [edit]
  4. DailyWorth Grabs $2 Million To Bring Quality Financial Advice To Women — Via The Inbox ( [edit]
  5. A Travel Start-Up Raises Money for Planning Tourism Activities ( [edit]
  6. API market Mashape raises $1.5M seed from mega investors ( [edit]
  7. ICON Aircraft Closes $25M Equity Funding Round ( [edit]
  8. Eric Schmidt And Others Invest In Rich Media Display Ad Startup Spongecell ( [edit]
  9. Amprius raises $25M for breakthrough batteries from Kleiner, Google CEO ( [edit]
  10. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  11. Finalizes $14.7 Million Series D Funding Round ( [edit]
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