Eric Pakravan

Eric Pakravan

Partner

Eric is a Partner with TenOneTen Ventures. Prior to joining the TenOneTen team, Eric was Vice President at Amplify.LA Capital where he focused on pre-seed and seed investing. Eric started his career in tech at Scopely, a now prominent LA-based mobile gaming company. Eric is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he served as Student Body President of the Marshall School of Business. He continues his involvement with USC today as an Investment Committee Member for the USC Marshall Venture Fund. In addition, Eric serves as an Industry Advisor for LavaLab, a student-run incubator, which he founded while at USC that has since helped lead to the creation of a number of venture-backed startups. Hear more from Eric.

Hometown + Education

Los Angeles, CA
USC

Before TenOneTen

Investor at Amplify.LA

Nerdiest thing about you

I once rebuilt the entire Windows XP start screen experience using only "clickable" Powerpoint slides.

What brought you to LA?

Born and raised!

How do you spend your time outside of work?

Spending time with family is a huge part of my life. I also love travel, photography, and especially travel photography. 

What areas are you focused on as an investor?

SaaS for SMBs, legacy industries, and consumer software

Most “LA” thing you’ve done

Got in my car to drive across the street

What tech or invention did you think of first?

Airtable! I once wrote an entire business plan for a web 2.0 application that would combine the best parts of Google Sheets and a SQL database. 

Why did you join TenOneTen?

It's rare to find high functioning teams AND high integrity teams. I also loved that it's perfectly LA and perfectly nerdy. 

What are founder traits that get you excited?

I love founders who know their numbers!