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Dartmouth College, BA
University of Pennsylvania, MA
International Relations/Business, French
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, MBA

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President & Co-Founder

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Founder, Managing Director

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Erik Moore

Erik Moore is the founder and Managing Partner of Base Ventures. Erik is a passionate angel investor, entrepreneur, creative thinker, and an unabashed optimist.

After a rewarding fifteen-year career in investment banking, Erik secured an early retirement from Merrill Lynch in 2011 and at that point began pursuing his passion for entrepreneurship. He co-founded, a new digital streaming platform on Facebook for featured-length movies. He created Rule LX, a successful special-purpose investment fund, offering a unique, discrete investment opportunity. Base Ventures takes the success of Rule LX and runs with it.

Erik formed Base Ventures from a love for investing in trailblazing tech start-ups. During the past 12-years, Erik has invested in almost two dozen trailblazing start-ups. He’s always believed in the powerful magic of human potential. Erik was a seed investor in which was sold to Amazon for $1.2b and Agencourt Biosciences which was sold to Beckman Coulter for $270mm.

Erik is deeply involved in his community. He currently serves as a board member for the East Bay College Fund whose mission is to help resilient youth from Oakland, historically underrepresented in higher education, go to college and expand their life opportunities. He has served on the board of Morrisania West, an organization dedicated to at risk children in the Western Addition, SF. Erik was also a board member for Oakland’s OK (Our Kids) program which facilitated a partnership between the police, schools, and the community to help prevent kids from entering the juvenile system. He co-founded an organization, Concentric Circles, that provides informal mentoring and teaches the principals of yoga to youth currently in the juvenile system and those recently released from juvenile hall. Finally, Erik is a former Trustee of Saint Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, his alma mater, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, taught French in the summer, and captained the football team for two years.

Erik earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and dual graduate degrees – an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and an M.A. in International Studies-French from the Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks fluent French.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Share Practice 3/2014Seed$1.3M5
Pigeonly 9/2013Seed$1M3
Share Practice 2/2013Seed$750k4
TapToLearn 10/2012Seed2
Dekko 9/2012Seed$1.9M12 8/2012Seed17
Fandeavor 8/2012Seed$525k2
PlanGrid 5/2012Seed$1.1M9
Priceonomics 5/2012Seed$1.5M28
Socialcam 4/2012Angel38
ClassBadges 2012Seed1
Organizer 9/2011Seed$3.9M7
Relevvant 4/2011Seed6
MightyText 2011Seed$650k10
Fileblaze 2011Angel1
Courtagen Life Sciences 2011Seed1
TextualAds 12/2010Seed$650k6
ecomom 12/2010Angel$900k14
Appbistro 8/2010Angel$600k7 8/2010Angel$590k9
Courtagen Life Sciences 2010Seed1
Zappos 1/1999Series A$150k2
Agencourt Bioscience 1998Seed1



  1. SharePractice Raises $1.3M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  2. Pigeonly, NewME Alumn, Closes $1MM Seed Investment ( [edit]
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  4. Imagine K12 Demo Day: 11 Rising Startups ( [edit]
  5. With $1.9 Million In Funding, Dekko Aims To Be The Platform On Which Good Augmented Reality Is Built ( [edit]
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  7. Funded By Tony Hsieh, Ex-Zappos Managers Launch Fandeavor To Turn Everyday Sports Fans Into VIPs ( [edit]
  8. YC Alum/Construction Disruptor PlanGrid Nails $1.1M Seed Funding From Box, 500 Startups, And More ( [edit]
  9. YC Price Guide Startup Priceonomics Raises $1.5M Seed From Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel ( [edit]
  10. Socialcam Nabs Angel Funding From The A-List: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More ( [edit]
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  12. Organizer Builds Smartphone Apps To Manage Field Work, Starting With Political Canvassing ( [edit]
  13. Transmedia Capital invested in Relevvant's previous round ( [edit]
  14. Ex-Googlers Launch MightyText, An iMessage For Android Users ( [edit]
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  16. AngelList ( [edit]
  17. TextualAds Raises $650K For Facebook-Fueled, Targeted SMS Campaigns ( [edit]
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  19. TC Disrupt Finalist Appbistro Raises $550K For Its Facebook App Marketplace ( [edit]
  20. TC Disrupt Finalist Appbistro Raises $550K For Its Facebook App Marketplace ( [edit]
  21. AngelList ( [edit]
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