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Primary Role
Founder @
Investments
12 Investments in 9 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Menlo Park
Website:
http://verploeg.com/
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Person Details

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Eric Ver Ploeg is returning to venture investing after being away from the startup/venture world for several years. Eric (last name rhymes with "Her Blue") led VantagePoint Venture Partners investment activities in the mobile area from 2001 through 2008. He formed and led the firm's Wireless Advisory Council (which included current and former CTOs of T-Mobile International, Vodafone UK, AT&T Wireless, Cingular, O2 in the UK, and Clearwire) on behalf of the Firm. He was also the founding CEO of Angara, the first hosted website personalization company, backed by Kleiner Perkins, JMI Equity, and VantagePoint. Eric is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (BS) and Stanford University (MS, PhD, MBA). His current and past Board seats and investments include Spatial Wireless (acquired by Alcatel), OZ Communiations (acquired by Nokia), UltraDNS (acquired by NeuStar), Flipswap (acquired by HYLA Mobile), and YouMail.

Jobs (5)

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Current

Founder

2011 - Current   (over 5 years)

Angel Investor

Oct, 2008 - Current   (almost 8 years)
Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
2009
2010
Founding Partner
2001
2008
Managing Director
May 1, 1996
2001
Founding CEO

Education (2)

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News (2)

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DateNews
Jan 19, 2011Thinking About Thinking | Some thoughts on VC, some on tech, and some on other stuff. - Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – 2011 Edition
Aug 30, 2007TechCrunch - Check your Social Heart with Bluepulse

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