Erik Benson is a Managing Director with Voyager Capital focusing on large, market-changing technologies and disruptive business models like SaaS, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics. Erik was previously responsible for Voyager’s investments in aQuantive (acquired by Microsoft), Capital Stream (acquired by HCL Technologies) and Kryptiq (acquired by Surescripts).
Prior to Voyager, Erik was an investor for the Washington Research Foundation after leadership roles at Mimix Inc., a pioneer in the area of motion capture and animation software for the gaming industry. Erik started his career in New York for a predecessor bank to JPMorgan Chase, advising and financing private equity clients.
Erik received an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Pacific Lutheran University.