Eric  Hahn

Eric Hahn

Inventures Group

Eric Hahn is the founding partner of Inventures Group, a leading "mentor investment" firm based in Palo Alto, Calif. Some of Inventures' past and current projects include Accept.com (acquired by Amazon), Kana (public, NASDAQ:KANA), Red Hat (public, NASDAQ:RHAT), LoudCloud, RemarQ (acquired by Critical Path) and Disappearing, Inc.

Prior to founding Inventures Group, Hahn served as the chief technical officer for Netscape Communications, Inc. and as a member of the company's executive committee. As CTO, Hahn guided the company's technical direction and long-range product strategy and was the executive proponent of Netscape's open source strategy. He also served as general manager of Netscape's Server Products Division, overseeing Netscape's product development and marketing activities for enterprise Internet, intranet and extranet servers.

Hahn was previously founder and CEO of Collabra Software, a leading groupware provider that was acquired by Netscape in 1995. Prior to Collabra, he ran the cc:Mail division of Lotus Development Corporation and earlier served as vice president and general manager of Convergent Technologies' UNIX division. Hahn began his career at Bolt, Beranek and Newman where he worked on the Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet.

He holds a B.S. in computer science and an honorary doctorate in science from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.