Base Ventrues, founded by Erik Moore, is a seed-stage fund investing in technology companies. Current portfolio includes Angellist, Virool, Surfair, SocialCal, Tracks.by/Hipset, Priceonomics, MightyText, and others. Successful exits include Socialcam (acquired by Autodesk), and Appstores (acquired by InMobi).
Erik Moore is the founder and Managing Director of Base Ventures. Erik is a passionate angel investor, entrepreneur, creative thinker, and an unabashed optimist.
After a rewarding fifteen-year career in investment banking, Erik secured an early retirement from Merrill Lynch in 2011 and at that point began pursuing his passion for entrepreneurship.
Erik formed Base Ventures from a love for investing in trailblazing tech start-ups. During the past 12-years, Erik has invested in almost two dozen trailblazing start-ups.
Erik was a seed investor in Zappos.com which was sold to Amazon for $1.2b and Agencourt Biosciences which was sold to Beckman Coulter for $270mm.