As a former mergers and acquisitions lawyer turned tech entrepreneur, Eric Berry is a testament to the transformative power of pursuing one’s passion.
After his stint in M&A law left him feeling unfulfilled, Eric made a bold pivot into the tech industry where he co-founded TripleLift. After a decade of managing the adtech startup, he ultimately sold TripleLift for just under $1.5 billion after raising less than $17 million in VC funding, in a deal that marked one of the most significant cash returns in the history of the New York tech scene. Today, he serves as the co-managing partner and co-founder of Bedford Bridge, an investment firm focused on healthcare technology companies.
On October 17, Eric will keynote fnSummit 2023, Founders Network’s 8th Annual Fall conference. As part of the event, he’ll share his journey co-founding and running TripleLift and the lessons that experience taught him.
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About the Global Keynote Speaker:
For approximately 11 years, Eric Berry served as the CEO and co-founder of TripleLift. Throughout this time, TripleLift consistently achieved profitability with a remarkable growth rate, boasting a “rule of” 70+ metric. The company’s success was further underscored by its recognition on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for an impressive six consecutive years, spanning from 2017 to 2022.
After close to a decade of leadership, during which he operated with less than $17 million in invested capital, Eric Berry successfully sold TripleLift to Vista Equity Partners for just under $1.5 billion. This deal marked one of the most significant cash returns in the history of the New York tech scene.
In addition to this achievement, Eric Berry orchestrated the acquisition of the Swiss company 1plusX for $150 million, playing a pivotal role in the negotiation process and facilitating the seamless integration of the company on a global scale.
His entrepreneurial prowess has been recognized on various fronts, including an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2019, alongside multiple prestigious “40 under 40” awards.
Eric Berry’s educational background includes undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science from MIT, as well as a J.D. from NYU School of Law. Prior to his tenure at TripleLift, he gained valuable experience as an M&A attorney at a prominent PE-focused law firm, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
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