FORA.tv Speaker - Erik Moore

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Biography

Founder and Managing Partner, Base Ventures

Erik Moore is a passionate angel investor, entrepreneur, creative thinker, and an unabashed optimist. After a 15-year career in investment banking, Erik retired from Merrill Lynch and began pursuing his passion for entrepreneurship. He co-founded FlickLaunch.com, a new digital streaming platform on Facebook for feature-length movies. Erik then formed Base Ventures, an investment company, from a love for investing in trailblazing tech start-ups. During the past 12 years, Erik has invested in almost two dozen trailblazing start-ups, including Zappos.com which was sold to Amazon for $1.2b. Erik is deeply involved in his community. He currently serves as a board member for the East Bay College Fund whose mission is to help resilient youth from Oakland go to college. Erik was also a board member for Oakland's OK (Our Kids) program which facilitated a partnership between the police, schools, and the community to help prevent kids from entering the juvenile system. He co-founded an organization, Concentric Circles, that provides informal mentoring and teaches the principles of yoga to youth currently in the juvenile system and those recently released from juvenile hall. Erik earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and an M.A. in International Studies-French from the Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Equity in the Tech-Driven Regional Economy

09.23.13 | 01:05:08 min | 0 comments