Erik Blachford Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 46

  • Portfolio
  • 13

  • Exits
  • 26


Erik Blachford General Information


Mr. Erik Blachford served as Executive Advisor at TCV. He serves as a Board Member at Dcbel. He also serves as an Independent Director and Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee at Zillow Group. He serves as a Venture Partner at Ascension. He was the President and CEO of IAC Travel, managing all of IAC's travel assets including Expedia,, and Hotwire. He joined IAC with its acquisition of Expedia, a former TCV portfolio company, where he served as President and CEO. In 1995 he helped establish Expedia within Microsoft, where he 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. He 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. He serves on the board of directors of several TCV portfolio companies, including Peloton, SiteMinder, TourRadar, Varsity Tutors, and Zillow. He is also a board member of Choose Energy, GlassDoor, and Liftopia. He holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business a B.A. in English and a Certificate in Theater from Princeton University.

Business Details

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

Erik Blachford Investments (46)

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
Grove Collaborative 10-Dec-2020 00000 00000 00000 Specialty Retail Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000 000000000
Ride Report 12-Mar-2020 00000 00000 0000 Automotive Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
Madrona Venture Labs 15-Dec-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
CANOPY (Commercial Services) 01-Nov-2018 00000 00000 000 Other Commercial Services Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
Doctours 10-Oct-2018 00000 00000 Internet Software Out of Business 0000 000000000
Domicile 14-Sep-2018 0000 00000 000 Other Commercial Services Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
Drip Capital 21-Jun-2018 00000 00000 0000 Specialized Finance Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
Vathys 14-Mar-2018 Later Stage VC 00.000 Application Specific Semiconductors Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
Sleepbox 21-Feb-2018 Angel (individual) 00000 Hotels and Resorts Generating Revenue 0000 000000000

Erik Blachford Exits (26)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
UpLift 25-Jul-2023 Merger/Acquisition 00000
Grove Collaborative 17-Jun-2022 0000000 000000 00000
Pay By Group 25-Jan-2022 000000000000000000
Insight Engines 03-May-2021 000 00 00000000
Domicile 25-Jan-2021 000000000000000000
Catalate 25-Nov-2020 000000000000000000
Doctours 01-Jan-2020 000 00 00000000
Vayable 01-Nov-2019 000 00 00000000
HotelTonight 15-Apr-2019 Merger/Acquisition 00000
Tripping 06-Dec-2018 Merger/Acquisition

Erik Blachford Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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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

Erik Blachford Co-Investors (41)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
ATEL Capital Group 1 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Glynn Capital 0 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
Spur Capital Partners 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Erik Blachford FAQs

  • Who is Erik Blachford?

    Erik Blachford is an angel Investor who has made 46 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Erik Blachford?

    Erik Blachford is an angel investor.

  • What does Erik Blachford do?

    As an angel investor, Erik Blachford invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Erik Blachford hold?

    Erik Blachford holds a board seat in Dcbel.

  • What has Erik Blachford invested in?

    Erik Blachford has made numerous investments in companies like Madrona Venture Labs, Grove Collaborative, and Ride Report within the Financial Services, Specialty Retail, and Automotive industries.

  • What has Erik Blachford invested in recently?

    Erik Blachford's latest investment was on 12-May-2021 in Madrona Venture Labs, a company within the Financial Services industry.

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