Eric Hippeau is a Managing Director at Lerer Hippeau Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital fund focused on New York technology startups. Hippeau is also Chairman of Rebelmouse, a Lerer Hippeau Ventures-backed social CMS platform, and co-founder of NowThis News. Hippeau is former Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post and a Special Partner at Softbank Capital, where he served as Managing Partner for many years. Prior to Softbank Capital, Hippeau was Chairman and CEO of Ziff-Davis, which was the largest media company serving the technology sector. Hippeau serves on the Board of various private and public companies, including Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
Lerer Ventures seek out entrepreneurs with product vision, consumer insight, focused execution, and unwavering ambition.