Prior to forming Mucker Capital, Erik was most recently at Harrison Metal Capital where he helped lead one of the most successful seed-stage venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Since 2008, Harrison Metal has invested in over 50 companies, including Aardvark (GOOG), DocVerse (GOOG), Heroku (CRM), Manymoon (CRM), MixerLab (Twitter) and ZipZapPlay (ERTS).
Before Harrison Metal, Erik was most recently vice president of product management and strategy at TripAdvisor, the largest travel community site on the Web. In that role, he led product strategy and development globally for TripAdvisor sites in the US, UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain, as well distributed applications and syndicated content on partner sites like Facebook.
Prior to TripAdvisor, Erik spent over four years at eBay, where he held a variety of positions, including leadership of eBay’s premium features business, which grew during his tenure from $124 million in revenue in 2002 to $410 million in 2005, significantly outpacing overall eBay revenue and listings growth.
Previously, Erik held leadership roles at MVP.com, where he was the online sporting goods retailer’s first marketing employee, and at Accenture, where he advised Fortune 500 retail, communications, and consumer products clients on strategy, operations and technology engagements. He was also an early member of Accenture’s first practice group dedicated to Internet strategy and development.
Erik earlier served at the Domestic Policy Council in the White House, where he worked on issues such as equal employment opportunity and Native American affairs. Erik holds a BS from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Duke University.
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Board of Advisors
|Jun 7, 2016||Vator.tv - Video:With the market slide, what’s the outlook for venture?|
|May 18, 2016||Hunter Walk - LA Founders Have More Diverse Backgrounds: Seed VC (& LA Fund) Erik Rannala|
|May 3, 2016||Vator.tv - At Vator Splash Spring: what’s the outlook for venture?|
|Apr 19, 2016||PRWeb Sitemap - Vator Splash Back in Oakland to Host Tech Influencers, VCs, Entrepreneurs on May 12|
|Mar 10, 2016||SoCal - Tech - Mucker Capital Raises $45M Fund, Mucker III|
|Mar 10, 2016||PE HUB - Mucker Capital launches $45 mln seed-stage VC fund|
|Mar 9, 2016||PE HUB - Mucker raises $45 mln for new seed fund|
|Dec 15, 2015||Inc.com - 3 Tech Trends to Watch for in 2016|
Upcoming Event Appearances (1)
October 13, 2016 - October 13, 2016
8:00am - 5:30pm
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel , 1700 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401, Santa Monica, California, United States
Best startup competition and educational event for entrepreneurs and investors. Reach hundreds of influencers in the high-tech community.
Past Event Appearances (2)
Startup Weekend Orange County Global Startup Battle Nov on Nov 14, 2014