Erik Rannala

Erik Rannala

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Mucker Capital

Santa Monica, California, United States
Member since September 07, 2007
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Mucker Capital Quote_down
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Duke University , MBA
University of Delaware , BS

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Prior to founding MuckerLab, Erik was most recently at Harrison Metal Capital where he and partner Michael Dearing led one of the first seed-stage focused "Micro VC" firms in Silicon Valley.  Since 2008, Harrison Metal has invested in over 40 companies, including Aardvark (GOOG), DocVerse (GOOG), Heroku (CRM), Manymoon (CRM), MixerLab (Twitter) and ZipZapPlay (ERTS).

Before Harrison Metal, Erik served as global 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 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, 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 in the mid-1990’s.

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.