Carnegie Mellon University
January 23, 2015

James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series Brings Benchmark's Eric Vishria to Campus

Benchmark’s Eric Vishria joins the James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series on Feb. 26, 2016 to discuss what it takes to translate big ideas into tangible successes. 

Vishria brings with him a long and varied background as an executive in technology startups and public companies, including consumer and enterprise, and across a range of functions including product, marketing and operations. After earning his BS from Stanford University in Mathematical and Computational Science in ’99, Vishria started his career as an early employee of Loudcloud (later known as Opsware), where he served as Vice President of Marketing through the company’s acquisition by HP in 2007. He continued on with HP and led a half billion dollar software product line. 

Prior to joining Benchmark, Vishria was the co-founder and CEO of RockMelt, which was acquired by Yahoo in 2013. At Yahoo, he served as Vice President of Digital Magazines and Verticals.

In his position at Benchmark, Vishria focuses on early stage startup investing, especially in infrastructure and enterprise software. During his presentation, he will share insights into entrepreneurial success and what it takes to thrive in a competitive market. 

Hosted by the Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series provides a forum for the Carnegie Mellon University community and its entrepreneurial partners to discuss issues central to business leadership. Speakers include successful entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators who are focused on emerging and growing market sectors that are important for competitiveness in the global economy. All lectures are open to Carnegie Mellon faculty, students, staff and select guests. 

Event Details
Fri., Feb 26, 2016
12:30-1:20 p.m.
Simon Auditorium, Tepper School of Business