As the Firm's Venture Principal, Eric is charged with deal flow management, portfolio management and fund operations. In this role Eric pushes a company from pitch to close, helps them identify and track KPIs as part of the broader portfolio, and works with portfolio companies to help identify key benchmarks and drive growth while focusing on metrics relevant to potential exits.
Eric has been an investment researcher in the Northwest for nearly 4 years, and has performed diligence on 23 seed and early-stage companies whom have collectively raised $36.5MM and have a combined market cap of $145MM.
Eric has background as an entrepreneur and as a small business owner and operator in the apparel space while living in South Korea. Prior to coming to Oregon, Eric worked in Seoul, South Korea as an operations consultant and returned to the U.S. for a brief stint at Qualtrics in business development prior to attending law school at the University of Oregon. Eric holds a B.S. in Economics with a focus in Quantitative Finance from the University of Utah; he also completed a research exchange at Seoul National University in financial economics and monetary theory. Eric is a University of Oregon School of Law Graduate (J.D. '17) where he focused his studies in M&A transactions and corporate taxation. He speaks fluent Korean.