Venture firm Crosslink Capital has promoted Eric Chin and Isabelle Fymat to General partner. Chin joined the firm from Bay Partners in 2010. He focuses on investments in the Internet, software, and services sectors, and was responsible for launching the company’s first seed fund which completed 23 investments in 2011. Fymat joined Crosslink in 2004. She led early investments in companies including Google, Vista Print, Omniture, and Priceline, the firm said in a written release.
Crosslink Capital, a leading venture capital and growth equity firm, today announced the promotions of Eric Chin and Isabelle Fymat to General Partner.
“These promotions recognize the valuable contributions that Eric and Isabelle have made to Crosslink since joining the firm,” said Michael Stark, founder and General Partner of Crosslink Capital. “Eric has been a leading player on Crosslink’s seed fund. Through his leadership, and the network of the Alpha Club, he has positioned the firm as a leading player in Internet seed investing, completing 23 deals in 2011 alone. Isabelle has distinguished herself on our public funds, particularly related to her work on Internet and Digital Media stocks.”
Mr. Chin is an early-stage investment specialist who joined Crosslink in 2010. He focuses on venture capital investments in the Internet, software, and services sectors, and was responsible for launching the company’s first seed fund which completed 23 investments in 2011. Mr. Chin joined Crosslink from Bay Partners, where he focused on Internet and software companies. Previously he was at Artiman Venture Partners, Milcom and Highland Capital Partners, and had earlier start-up experience at WebSpective and Mainspring. He attended Dartmouth College and has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Chin serves on the boards of Bleacher Report, Take Lessons, Marin Software, and DataStax.
Ms. Fymat joined Crosslink in 2004. Since that time she has led early investments in top technology brands, including Google, Vista Print, Omniture, and Priceline, as well as a roster of China-based companies. She was promoted to Partner in 2005. Prior to joining Crosslink, Ms. Fymat followed the software and retail sectors at Eden Capital Management, a Houston-based hedge fund. Previously, she was an equity analyst at Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs following software and the Internet. She has a B.A. in Communications and Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from U.C.L.A.
About Crosslink Capital
Crosslink Capital is a leading stage-independent venture capital and growth equity firm with over $1.5 billion in assets. Crosslink, which traces its roots back to 1989, was among the first and largest investment firms in the U.S. to integrate public and private growth/technology investing in three families of funds: venture capital funds, long/short hedge funds and a unique hybrid crossover fund. This strategy allows Crosslink to partner with its portfolio companies on a long-term basis. With more than 20 years behind it, Crosslink Capital has invested in over 100 private equity portfolio companies, at the early, mid, and late stages including Pandora P +2.60% , Ancestry.com ACOM -1.50% , Omniture (acquired by Adobe Systems), Equinix EQIX +1.96% , Carbonite CARB +1.89% , Intematix, SeaMicro, Synapsense and Bleacher Report. For more information on Crosslink, visit http://www.crosslinkcapital.com