At ScaleVP, we love spending time with entrepreneurs. In particular, we have benefited from bringing entrepreneurs into our offices to spend time with us as executives- in-residence. What are we looking for when we do this? We want relevant and fresh insight into markets that are growing differentially. It’s also important to do that with people we know and whose opinion we trust. That is why we are happy to announce that Eric Tilenius, former Zynga GM and long-time friend of ScaleVP, has joined us as an Executive-in-Residence. Eric has been responsible for growing some of the biggest social games and as an experienced executive, complements our approach to helping companies scale and grow into long-term companies that matter. While here, Eric will focus on sourcing and evaluating new companies within our core focus of mobile and Internet; he’ll also bring his scaling expertise to our existing portfolio companies.
We are thrilled to have Eric on board as the latest in strong series of EIR’s including Zack Urlocker, Pam Smith and Daphne Carmeli – all of whom left a legacy with us and are part of our network. Working with experienced executives within our core sectors has been a successful way to deepen our investing and scaling expertise. Eric’s past mobile and Internet experience will only further bolster the success we have seen with BeachMint, Everyday Health and Glu Mobile to name a few. Welcome, Eric, to the team…we will stay tuned for more from you.