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Erik Moore
Founder & Managing Director, Base Ventures
Erik Moore 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. Erik is deeply involved in his community. He serves on the board of the East Bay College Fund, mentors at-risk youth and much more.