Erik Benson

Director at Shiftboard

Erik Benson is a General Partner at Voyager Capital, where he’s been an early-stage venture capitalist since 1998. In addition to Shiftboard, Erik is a director on the boards of Act-On Software, Anova Data, Chirpify, Lighter Capital, Lytics, Rio SEO, SheerID, and Skyward. He was previously responsible for Voyager’s investments in aQuantive (IPO, then acquired by Microsoft), Blue Box (acquired by IBM), CapitalStream (acquired by HCL), Covario (acquired by Dentsu), Elemental Technologies (acquired by Amazon Web Services), Geoloqi (acquired by ESRI), and Kryptiq (acquired by Surescripts). Prior to Voyager, Erik held leadership roles at Mimix, Inc., a pioneer in motion capture and animation software for the computer gaming industry. He began his career in investment banking at JP Morgan Chase in New York. Erik holds an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School and a BA from Pacific Lutheran University.
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