This blog is written by Eric Friedman.


Eric is a Parter at BlockTower, focussed on early stage investments.

Eric is was previously running the accelerator program at Expa, a $150M fund with offices in NY, SF, and Vancouver.

Leading the program is a great hybrid of skills; discovering/conducting diligence on companies and investing followed by the program itself working with companies for 6 months to grow. Previous Eric was the first BD hire at Foursquare, and later first person on the sales team focussing on building the team and generating revenue.  He developed and scaled the monetization platform known at Pinpoint, building an in house ad tech trading platform. Eric spent almost 6 years building the revenue engine inside Foursquare as the company shifted focus from the consumer products to becoming a location intelligence platform.

Eric was formerly at Union Square Ventures, a venture capital firm focussed on early technology companies.  He also spent three years prior at Reprise Media, a search agency startup that was acquired by IPG in 2007.  His first job out of college was at Grey Advertising working at Mediacom and Beyond Interactive with clients within both divisions.  Eric has combined his entrepreneurial interests and experience in product management, finance, marketing, and account management in his work.  Eric has a BBA from George Washington University.

I use this blog as a platform for my own views, not that of my employer, and to get feedback on ideas, think about projects and learn new things.

You can email me at ericfriedman @ gmail.com

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