Eric Manlunas is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wavemaker Partners, an early-stage cross border venture capital firm he founded in 2003 that’s dual headquartered in Los Angeles and Singapore. Eric is a two-time start-up entrepreneur turned venture capitalist who has a proven track record as an early investor in over 300 early-stage businesses. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Eric founded two technology start-ups, one in e-Commerce (Interfoods.com) in 1996 and the other in Internet services (Sitestar) in 1999, both of which were successfully built and eventually sold to strategic buyers.
Eric began his career as a consulting associate with Arthur Andersen’s retail management consulting division from 1991-1995. He earned an MBA from Pepperdine University in 1995 and an undergraduate degree in Communications from Florida International University in 1990.