Eric Hippeau

Lerer Ventures SoftBank Capital: The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, Danger
  • Tarang Shah
  • Sheetal Shah


Eric Hippeau is a partner at Lerer Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund in New York City. Eric’s prior investment firm, SoftBank Capital (where he was managing partner and president of SoftBank International Ventures), was the first institutional investor in The Huffington Post, an alternative internet news site and blog founded by Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lerer.


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