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Eric Hippeau

Managing Director at Lerer Hippeau; Former CEO of The Huffington Post

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 Eric Hippeau Biography

Eric Hippeau is a Managing Partner at Lerer Hippeau, a New York City based angel fund specializing in financing technology startups. Prior to this, Hippeau was the CEO of the Huffington Post which he joined in June, 2009, after investing through SoftBank Capital and taking a Board seat in 2006.

Prior to joining HuffPost, Hippeau was managing partner at SoftBank Capital. Hippeau joined SoftBank Capital in 2000 from Ziff-Davis, Inc., where he was Chairman and CEO. Hippeau joined Ziff-Davis in 1989 as Publisher of PC Magazine. He became President in 1991 and Chairman and CEO in 1993. In 1995, SoftBank acquired Ziff-Davis, and Hippeau continued in the role of CEO until 2000, when the company was sold. Hippeau was also responsible for founding ZDTV, a cable channel dedicated to technology and the Internet.

Hippeau was President of SoftBank International Ventures, where he established SoftBanks international private equity funds and expanded them into Europe, Latin America and Asia. He was also SB Capitals board representative for its direct investments in companies, such as Yahoo!, Geocities and CNET.

Hippeau serves on the boards of several public and private companies including Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, BuddyMedia, and BuzzFeed. He served on Yahoo!'s board of directors. He is also on the investment committee for the SB Asia Infrastructure Fund. Hippeau graduated from the Lycee Francais de Londres and attended the Sorbonne University in Paris.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Eric Hippeau?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Eric Hippeau for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Eric Hippeau for your next private or corporate function.
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Eric Hippeau

Managing Director at Lerer Hippeau; Former CEO of The Huffington Post

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Eric Hippeau Biography

Eric Hippeau is a Managing Partner at Lerer Hippeau, a New York City based angel fund specializing in financing technology startups. Prior to this, Hippeau was the CEO of the Huffington Post which he joined in June, 2009, after investing through SoftBank Capital and taking a Board seat in 2006.

Prior to joining HuffPost, Hippeau was managing partner at SoftBank Capital. Hippeau joined SoftBank Capital in 2000 from Ziff-Davis, Inc., where he was Chairman and CEO. Hippeau joined Ziff-Davis in 1989 as Publisher of PC Magazine. He became President in 1991 and Chairman and CEO in 1993. In 1995, SoftBank acquired Ziff-Davis, and Hippeau continued in the role of CEO until 2000, when the company was sold. Hippeau was also responsible for founding ZDTV, a cable channel dedicated to technology and the Internet.

Hippeau was President of SoftBank International Ventures, where he established SoftBanks international private equity funds and expanded them into Europe, Latin America and Asia. He was also SB Capitals board representative for its direct investments in companies, such as Yahoo!, Geocities and CNET.

Hippeau serves on the boards of several public and private companies including Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, BuddyMedia, and BuzzFeed. He served on Yahoo!'s board of directors. He is also on the investment committee for the SB Asia Infrastructure Fund. Hippeau graduated from the Lycee Francais de Londres and attended the Sorbonne University in Paris.

Eric Hippeau Videos

  • In Conversation With Eric Hippeau
    Lerer Hippeau Managing Partner Eric Hippeau sits down with Bloomberg's Ed Hammond at the Bloomberg Breakaway CEO Summit in New ...
  • Fireside chat - Eric Hippeau (Lerer Hippeau) moderated by Sabrina ...
    La French Touch Conference 2015 Fireside chat - Eric Hippeau (Lerer Hippeau) moderated by Sabrina Quagliozzi (BFM Business) ...
  • Silicon Valley Builds Technology, New York City Applies It

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  • How to book Eric Hippeau?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Eric Hippeau for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Eric Hippeau, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Eric Hippeau or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Eric Hippeau?

    Booking fees for Eric Hippeau, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Eric Hippeau, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Eric Hippeau?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Eric Hippeau for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Eric Hippeau for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Eric Hippeau or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Eric Hippeau or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Eric Hippeau is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Eric Hippeau for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Eric Hippeau generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ben Horowitz, Henry Blodget, Alexis Ohanian, Chad Dickerson and Ilya Pozin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Eric Hippeau for an upcoming event.

Eric Hippeau Speaker Videos

  • In Conversation With Eric Hippeau
    Lerer Hippeau Managing Partner Eric Hippeau sits down with Bloomberg's Ed Hammond at the Bloomberg Breakaway CEO Summit in New ...
    Fireside chat - Eric Hippeau (Lerer Hippeau) moderated by Sabrina ...
    La French Touch Conference 2015 Fireside chat - Eric Hippeau (Lerer Hippeau) moderated by Sabrina Quagliozzi (BFM Business) ...
  • Silicon Valley Builds Technology, New York City Applies It
    Tap Talks - Eric Hippeau

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