Operator, Advisor & Investor in software companies.
Since its founding in 2008, Eric has run the day to day operations of the firm. Currently, heoversees the early and growth-stage technology practice. Eric began his career in television with ABC News in New York City moving to San Francisco in 1995. Before starting Ignite, Eric held a variety of senior-level commercial roles at Excite, Microsoft, and Yahoo! In 2018, Eric started Kohala Ventures, an independent seed fund. Eric lives in Marin County and is a proud father of two smart beautiful daughters.
Serving as commercial catalysts, Ignite elevates entrepreneurs by applying operational discipline to the mission at hand. We are a group of seasoned operators bringing commercial rigor to the day to day work that is the lifeblood of every company. Our mission is to connect great ideas with the scale and distribution of major industry players - and bring the Fortune 500 set closer to the heart of innovation.
The Ignite business model is oriented to align with the full life cycle of our portfolio companies helping them navigate all stages of their growth from product market fit<>go to market<>thought leadership<> M&A.
To support this vision - we built a multi-disciplinary and multi-industry network that is united by its ability to deliver impactful bursts of value during all the critical stages of a company's development.