Eric Di Benedetto Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 37
  • Portfolio
  • 9
  • Exits
  • 27

Eric Di Benedetto General Information


Mr. Eric Di Benedetto serves as a Founder and Angel Investor at Active Starts. He founded the firm in 2006 by initiating a professional angel investment program in 2003. He is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Convergence Partners. He has over 16 years of Silicon Valley venture capital experience as an investor in software start-ups for the enterprise, mobile applications, and digital media. He serves as an Advisor at GoShare. He has invested in over 40 companies as a venture capitalist or as an angel investor since 1991. His investments have already led to ten public offerings and four sales to public companies. He has been an angel investor in several companies. Before co-founding Convergence Partners in 1997, he was the Managing Director of United States venture capital funds managed by BANEXI. Prior to his venture capital career, he was a workout and restructuring specialist at PARGESA/Lambert Brussels Group and a Mergers and Acquisitions Associate covering defense electronics at Deutsche Bank (formerly Bankers Trust Company). His career as a software investor started in the early 1990s with the client-server technology wave. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Asia-Silicon Valley Connection. He served on the Boards of ten Convergence Partners investments. He sits on the Boards of Directors of Clickability, IdeaBlade, Plastyc, RapLeaf, and served as the board member at RateItAll. He was profiled in Business Week "Go West, Young Whiz" in March 1998 and in The European "Where the Brains Drain" in June 1998. He lectured M.B.A. students of the University of St. Gallen Switzerland on venture capital. In December 2003, he presented his analysis of the potential of success of French technology startups to the venture capital industry in Paris. More recently, he was invited to present on "Connecting China and the Valley" at the China Connect conference in Beijing, China in October 2004. He is a supporter of Singularity University.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

Eric Di Benedetto Investments (37)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Alpaca 24-Oct-2018 Seed Round 000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 00 000000000
000000 21-Sep-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 00 000000000
0000000 20-Apr-2018 0000 00000 00.000 Logistics Generating Revenue 0000 00 000000000
0000 (00000000 000 25-Apr-2017 0000 00000 000 Consumer Finance Generating Revenue 0000 00 000000000
000000 24-Jan-2017 0000 00000 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 00 000000000
000000 31-Aug-2016 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 00 000000000
0000000 01-Mar-2016 0000 00000 000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000 00 000000000
0000000000 12-Nov-2015 0000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 00 000000000
PeerIQ 14-Sep-2015 Seed Round 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 00 000000000
Shanghai Dianrong Financial Information Services 07-Jan-2014 Early Stage VC 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 00 000000000
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Eric Di Benedetto Exits (26)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
DoubleDutch 10-Jun-2019 Buyout/LBO
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0000000 000000000 08-Jun-2018 000000000000000000 000.00
0000000 00 01-Oct-2017 000 00 00000000
0000 00 000 01-Apr-2016 000 00 00000000
000000 26-Jun-2015 000 000.00
000000 31-Dec-2014 000000000000000000
LendingClub 11-Dec-2014 IPO 00000
LiveRamp 01-Jul-2014 Merger/Acquisition 00000
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Eric Di Benedetto Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Eric Di Benedetto Angel Investor 00 0 San Francisco, CA
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Eric Di Benedetto Co-Investors (79)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Founders Fund 1 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
MUFG Bank 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Mitsubishi UFJ Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Tech Coast Angels 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Venrock 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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