Eric Hippeau is a Managing Director at Lerer Hippeau Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital fund focused on New York technology startups. Hippeau is also Chairman of Rebelmouse, a Lerer Hippeau Ventures-backed social CMS platform, and co-founder of NowThis News. Hippeau is former Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post and a Special Partner at Softbank Capital, where he served as Managing Partner for many years. Prior to Softbank Capital, Hippeau was Chairman and CEO of Ziff-Davis, which was the largest media company serving the technology sector. Hippeau serves on the Board of various private and public companies, including Starwood Hotels and Resorts.