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Erik Jansen

Image of Earth Capital staff member Erik Jansen, Partner & Executive Chairman

Partner & Executive Chairman

Erik has more than 20 years of successful technology investing experience, principally focused on private equity and debt. He co-founded the venture capital arm of Pequot Capital, a leading technology hedge fund. Following Pequot, he co-founded and was Managing Partner of RockRidge Capital, which actively managed investments in small-cap public technology companies on behalf of a major European bank.

He subsequently co-founded, and was Chairman of, ULTRA Capital LLC, an innovative investment firm focused on sustainable real asset projects in the growth sectors of energy, water, waste and agriculture. For the past decade, he has served on the Eli Whitney Investment Advisory Committee of Connecticut Innovations, the State of Connecticut’s venture and economic development fund.

Erik holds a BBA from Nijenrode, the Netherlands School of Business, and an MBA for the Edwin L Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.