|dartmouth college , BA|
|wharton school of business , MBA|
founder & managing director @ base ventures:
Smack dab in the middle of the booming Bay Area tech scene, with Zappos.com entrepreneur Tony Hsieh as his next-door neighbor, Erik discovered his love for angel investing. He was among the first to invest in Zappos in 1999, which Amazon purchased for $1.2 billion. For the next twelve-years, Erik worked as a Merrill Lynch bond trader by day and an angel investor by night. Erik ultimately realized he could do more to change the world and spur innovation by investing in young entrepreneurs full-time.
Rising Stars-VC (base ventures profile)