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Eric HippeauLerer Ventures: SoftBank Capital: The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, Danger

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.

Eric served as CEO of The Huffington Post until 2011, when it was bought by AOL. Prior to joining SoftBank, he was chairman and CEO of Ziff-Davis, publisher of PC Magazine and other technology ...

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