Eric Hippeau is a Managing Partner at Lerer Hippeau. Previously, Eric was the CEO of The Huffington Post, in which he had invested as a Managing Partner at Softbank Capital. Eric has also served as Chairman and CEO of Ziff-Davis, former top publisher of computer magazines. Eric sits on the board of BuzzFeed, a portfolio company, and Marriott International. He was educated at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Eric reads Axios first thing in the morning to stay on top of the day’s breaking news.
I started investing in start-ups when I was CEO of tech magazine publisher Ziff-Davis and then became of a full-time professional investor
Is it a big, timely idea and does the founding team have the background and grit to execute
We take a hands-on approach post investment and offer our founders an array of support services as well as personal involvement of our partners and investment team.
You have sent us our deck and materials in advance, which we will have reviewed. Be prepared to have a freewheeling discussion about your business and the market. Be yourself.
We love to help build successful new companies. It’s hard. It takes a village. It’s a wonderful journey.
We think NYC is perfectly positioned to build the next generation of tech companies. The majority of our portfolio companies are based in NYC.