Eric Hjerpe is a partner in the technology group of Atlas Venture, and joined the firm in early 2003 as a venture partner. He focuses on emerging companies in the software and services markets.
Previously, Eric held various executive positions at Siebel Systems, including founding the subsidiary SiebelNet in 1999---the company's first attempt at a software-as-a-service offering---which he built to a $20M revenue backlog and $10M revenue run-rate business in less than two years. Then as general manager of the Product Configurator and Pricer product groups, he accelerated software revenue from $16M to over $80M per year. Eric was a charter member of the "Founder's Circle," a select group of staff chosen by company founder Tom Siebel to be involved in strategic company initiatives. Prior to joining Siebel Systems, Eric served as Chief Information Officer, Sales and Marketing North America, for Digital Equipment Corporation. He also worked for Silicon Graphics and Arthur D. Little.
Eric currently sits on the boards of Atlas portfolio companies Active Endpoints, Globoforce, OwnerIQ and SimpleTuition.
Eric holds a Master of Science in Management from MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor's degree from Brown University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA).
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