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Erik Moore

Managing Director, Base Ventures

Erik Moore is the founder and Managing Director of Base Ventures.

Erik was a seed investor in Zappos.com which was sold to Amazon for $1.2b and Agencourt Biosciences which was sold to Beckman Coulter for $270mm.  For 15 years, Erik worked as a Merrill Lynch bond trader by day and an angel investor by night. Erik ultimately realized he could do more to change the world and spur innovation by investing in young entrepreneurs full-time.

He currently serves on four boards of his portfolio companies, and was recently recognized as #10 on a list of the top 25 most influential black people in tech by Business Insider.

Erik earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an MBA from the Wharton School, and concurrently, an MA in French from the University of Pennsylvania.  Erik is deeply involved in his community. He serves on the board of the East Bay College Fund, mentors at-risk youth and much more.

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