Erik Benson


Erik Benson

Erik focuses on working with seed- and early-stage technology startups based in the Pacific Northwest. He represents Voyager as a director on the boards of Anova Data, Chirpify, Lighter Capital, Lytics, Make.TV, SheerID and Shiftboard. He is also involved with Binary Fountain.

Erik was previously responsible for Voyager's investments in aQuantive (acquired by Microsoft), Blue Box (acquired by IBM), Capital Stream (acquired by HCL Technologies), Covario (acquired by Dentsu Aegis), Elemental (acquired by Amazon), Kryptiq (acquired by Surescripts) and Skyward (acquired by Verizon).

Prior to joining Voyager in 1998, Erik was president of Mimix, a pioneer in the motion capture and 3D animation software industry. He started his career in New York advising and financing private equity transactions with Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase).

Erik has an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School and a BA with honors in economics from Pacific Lutheran University, where he currently serves on the board of regents and chairs the investment committee. He was previously a trustee with the Nordic Museum in Seattle.