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Launch Pad: November 7, 2018

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Tim Chang (Partner, Mayfield) and Erik Moore (Founder, Base Ventures) on the Wednesday, November 7, 2018 edition of Launch Pad.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Erik Moore

Air Time: 8:00 pm
Featuring: Erik Moore

Tim Chang

Air Time: 7:00 pm
Featuring: Tim Chang

Featured Guests

Tim Chang

Partner, Mayfield


Tim is an experienced investor and global executive. He
has been twice named to the Forbes Midas list of Top Tech Investors and received the Gamification Summit award for Special Achievement. Tim’s venture capital experience includes leading investments at Norwest Venture Partners and Gabriel Venture Partners. His operational experience includes working in product management and engineering across Asia for Gateway, Inc., and General Motors. Tim holds an MBA with honors from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and
an MS and BS in Electrical Engineering/System Engineering from the University of Michigan. Tim is an accomplished musician, who performs in three bands, as well as a body- and consciousness-hacking enthusiast.

Tim Chang Bio
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Erik Moore

Founder, Base Ventures


Erik Moore is the founder and Managing Partner of Base Ventures. Erik is a passionate angel investor, entrepreneur, creative thinker, and an unabashed optimist.

After a rewarding fifteen-year career in investment banking, Erik secured an early retirement from Merrill Lynch in 2011 and at that point began pursuing his passion for entrepreneurship. He co-founded FlickLaunch.com, a new digital streaming platform on Facebook for featured-length movies. He created Rule LX, a successful special-purpose investment fund, offering a unique, discrete investment opportunity. Base Ventures takes the success of Rule LX and runs with it.

Erik formed Base Ventures from a love for investing in trailblazing tech start-ups. During the past 12-years, Erik has invested in almost two dozen trailblazing start-ups. He’s always believed in the powerful magic of human potential. Erik was a seed investor in Zappos.com which was sold to Amazon for $1.2b and Agencourt Biosciences which was sold to Beckman Coulter for $270mm.

Erik is deeply involved in his community. He currently serves as a board member for the East Bay College Fund whose mission is to help resilient youth from Oakland, historically underrepresented in higher education, go to college and expand their life opportunities. He has served on the board of Morrisania West, an organization dedicated to at risk children in the Western Addition, SF. Erik was also a board member for Oakland’s OK (Our Kids) program which facilitated a partnership between the police, schools, and the community to help prevent kids from entering the juvenile system. He co-founded an organization, Concentric Circles, that provides informal mentoring and teaches the principals of yoga to youth currently in the juvenile system and those recently released from juvenile hall. Finally, Erik is a former Trustee of Saint Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, his alma mater, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, taught French in the summer, and captained the football team for two years.

Erik earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and dual graduate degrees — an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and an M.A. in International Studies-French from the Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks fluent French.

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