Eric is one of a kind in that he has a very matter-of-fact attitude that is extremely rare, refreshing, and calming. I've never met someone who's as kind as Eric is while also being shockingly ambitious and fearless as an founder.
Eric is the best champion one can ask for. He has been an amazing supporter of my team from day one, and has been helpful through the ups and downs of our journey. His introductions, practical growth advice, and passion truly helped us build a solid foundation for a world-class company.
CEO @setter-home-services • Previously cofounder @eden, @bridge Co., @flair-2 • Studied @TheNext36, @harvard-university, @universite de Sherbrooke
Eric's startup savvy and positive outlook make him an invaluable mentor on business strategy, fundraising and pitching. I was very fortunate to work with Eric during my company's time in batch 19 of 500 Startups. You want to be backed by Eric!
CEO @aella-credit . Serial Entrepreneur and leadership experience in Venture Capital and Investment Banking.
Eric has been one of the most helpful Partner I've had the opportunity to work with. Humble and direct. Loved the fact that he was able to tell us what was his expectations as an investor, while still revealing to us what he would do if he was in our shoes - takes a great deal of integrity to do that.
Founder @hykso, Alum @y-combinator , Alum @500startups , M.A.Sc. at @university-of-toronto, M. Eng. @universite-laval
Eric's insights and strategic mentorship and passion helped put my business on a path to sustainable growth. His technique of guiding rather than telling allowed our founders to find alignment from friction. Finally, Eric was absolutely essential to my company raising its Seed Round from a Top Tier Valley VC.
The opportunity to have Eric on one's team is a gift.
Eric is a founder-first entrepreneur and investor. His advice not only takes into account what is good for the company, but what is good for the founders on a human level. He is straightforward and his intellectual curiosity allows him to take a genuine approach to problem-solving and company building.. I feel very confident recommending Eric as a business partner, mentor, and friend. I look forward to many years working together.
Eric was an incredible advisor/mentor for us @ 500 Startups. He was and continuous to be one of our go to people for major company decisions. He brings rigor, straight-talk, and strategic thinking, while also being a great listener and cheerleader when needed.
Founder @opendoor-coliving • Worked at @bose-1 • Studied at @cornell-university, @bainbridge-graduate-institute
Eric was our mentor at 500 startups and he is incredibly dedicated to helping the companies he mentors. You could talk to him anytime about any issue and he would always strive to help. His feedback is always honest, direct and in the best interest of the company. He is smart, humble and is tireless in his efforts to help founders. His experience of being a successful founder shines through in every piece of advice he offers. If you have a chance to work with Eric, you should.
Founder at Portal. Bitcoin believer. Product builder. Entrepreneur by occupation. Doctor by education. Studied at @drexel-university-college-of-medicine-1
Eric is among the most relevant mentors I've had as an Entrepreneur. During our acceleration at 500 Startups Eric was our POC and his advice in fundraising and strategy was been extremely valuable for us.
CEO @kompyte Entrepreneur: Founded Cocosoft Barcelona in 2006 and CTO @ bgood.at 2013
Eric has been an invaluable member of our advisory team and as an investor can't be beat. He goes way above and beyond to ensure that we are not just successful at meeting our investing goals but at setting up the processes that will allow us to scale. Additionally, he has the experience to help us avoid major obstacles that would stifle our growth.
Founder @kilife-tech • @500startups, @haxco, MBA (BYU)
Eric was my fundraising coach while my company was going through 500 Startups. The vast majority of the value we received in the program was thanks to Eric. Eric gets in the trenches with you as a fellow entrepreneur. He helps you see your own strengths and then build on them, while soberly but respectfully addressing strategic weaknesses.