Eric co-founded Canaan as a spin-out of GE Venture Capital. Over 32 years, Eric led multiple generations of Canaan investors and shaped the firm's culture.
Aside from advising Canaan’s current investment team, Eric serves on multiple advisory boards outside of Canaan. All of them are involved in venture and entrepreneurial skill development, primarily connected to several different university-related ecosystems. He is particularly passionate about the commercialization of new technologies emanating from research. Eric earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.
Eric in 5
Talent: Engineer's logic coupled with a racer's sense of urgency
Sport: San Jose Sharks
Interests: Getting outdoors - especially fly fishing
Accomplishments: Proud father of two fine young men