Erik Blachford Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals
  • Investments
  • 45

  • Portfolio
  • 13

  • Exits
  • 24

Exits

Erik Blachford General Information

Description

Mr. Erik Blachford served as Executive Advisor at TCV. Erik was the President and CEO of IAC Travel, managing all of IAC's travel assets including Expedia, Hotels.com, and Hotwire. Erik joined IAC with its acquisition of Expedia, a former TCV portfolio company, where he served as President and CEO. In 1995 Erik helped establish Expedia within Microsoft, where erik led the creation of the brand as SVP of marketing, later served as the President of Expedia North America, and ultimately was named President and CEO in 2003. Erik has also served as Executive Chairman of Couchsurfing, a hospitality exchange and social networking website, as CEO of Butterfield & Robinson, a world leader in top quality active travel, and as CEO of TerraPass, a leading retailer of carbon offsets, consumer energy efficiency products, and green gifts. Erik serves on the board of directors of several TCV portfolio companies, including Peloton, SiteMinder, TourRadar, Varsity Tutors, and Zillow. Erik is also a board member of Choose Energy, GlassDoor, and Liftopia. Erik holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in English and Certificate in Theater from Princeton University.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Erik Blachford Investments (45)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Madrona Venture Labs 12-May-2021 Later Stage VC 000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
00000 000000000000 10-Dec-2020 00000 00000 00000 Specialty Retail Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000 000000000
0000 000000 12-Mar-2020 00000 00000 0000 Automotive Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
0000000 0000000 00 15-Dec-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
000000 (000000 000 01-Nov-2018 0000 00000 000 Office Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
00000000 04-Oct-2018 0000 00000 0000 Internet Software Out of Business 0000 000000000
00000000 14-Sep-2018 0000 00000 000 Other Commercial Services Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
0000 0000000 21-Jun-2018 00000 00000 0000 Specialized Finance Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
Vathys 14-Mar-2018 Early Stage VC 00.000 Application Specific Semiconductors Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
UpLift 21-Feb-2018 Later Stage VC 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
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Erik Blachford Exits (24)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Grove Collaborative 17-Jun-2022 Reverse Merger 00000
000 00 00000 25-Jan-2022 000000000000000000
0000000 0000000 03-May-2021 000 00 00000000
00000000 25-Mar-2021 000 00 00000000
00000000 25-Jan-2021 000000000000000000
00000000 25-Nov-2020 000000000000000000
0000000 01-Nov-2019 000 00 00000000
000000000000 15-Apr-2019 000000000000000000 00000
Tripping 06-Dec-2018 Merger/Acquisition
Glassdoor 21-Jun-2018 Merger/Acquisition 00.00
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Erik Blachford Team (2)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Elizabeth Knuppel Executive San Francisco, CA
Erik Blachford Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA
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Erik Blachford Co-Investors (78)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Spencer Rascoff 3 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Accel 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Brightstone Venture Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Morgan Stanley 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Sculptor Capital Management 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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