Eric joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in July 2010, where he focuses on investigating Greentech opportunities, supporting efforts to increase awareness of the climate crisis, and helping companies build consumer Internet and digital media technologies.
Prior to KPCB, Eric was the founding Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President of the Audience Business at Hulu, a digital media joint venture between NBC Universal, News Corp., and The Walt Disney Company. Eric led a centralized technology, product management, and design team in the U.S. and Beijing, responsible for the development and operations of all products and services. At Hulu, Eric built Hulu.com, Hulu Desktop and Hulu Plus serving more than 40 million unique users monthly, content and distribution platforms used by more than 200 premium content providers, and advertising and reporting services used by more than 400 leading advertisers. Under Eric’s leadership, Hulu.com was recognized as the Associated Press Website of the Year (2008), PC World Best Product of the Year (2008), Time Magazine Best Invention (ranked #4 in 2008), and SXSW Web Award Winner (2009), among other honors.
Previously, Eric was the Founder and CEO of Mojiti, LLC an online video annotation service located in Beijing, China. Eric’s past experience also include technology leadership roles at Microsoft and Microsoft Research Asia; Tsinghua University in Beijing, China where he served as a visiting professor; and Trilogy Software where he incubated Uberworks.com, an Internet startup later acquired by a public company. Eric graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was awarded the IEC Everitt Award, recognizing the top graduating engineering student.