As a partner at the premier venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Eric Feng focuses on consumer Internet investments and incubations.
Before joining KPCB, Eric was the founding Chief Technology Officer and head of product at Hulu.com. Under Eric’s leadership, Hulu was recognized as the Associated Press Website of the Year (2008), the PC World Best Product (2008), and the TIME Magazine Best Invention (ranked No. 4 in 2008), among other honors. Earlier in his career, Eric was Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore.
Eric was also previously CTO at Flipboard, the personal magazine application for mobile devices. At Flipboard, Eric led the global engineering team as well as strategic partnerships and company strategy, including financings and M&A.
Eric sat down with IVY’s co-founder Beri Meric, and spoke about the role of a venture capitalist outside of just a monetary investment. They also dove into what makes a great entrepreneur and what investors look for in both a company and team.
Please enjoy our conversation with Eric Feng.