Eric Budin joined Touchdown Ventures in 2016 and is a Director in the Philadelphia office. Eric is responsible for managing multiple funds and runs Touchdown’s analyst program.
Eric spent the previous 13 years as an executive at Comcast and Liberty Global, the largest cable companies in the US and Europe, respectively. At both companies, his focus was innovation and new business opportunities. At Comcast, he was VP of Business Development, and helped launch Xfinity Home, their next-gen home security business. He also led the company’s efforts in the SVOD, advertising, and video conferencing spaces, and worked closely with Comcast Ventures to identify and invest in VC backed partners. While living in Amsterdam, he was Liberty Global’s VP of Product Strategy and Incubation, and helped launch their advanced advertising business.
Prior to Comcast, Eric worked in Silicon Valley for venture backed companies, including more.com which he co-founded. More.com was a top 10 e-commerce company and had filed to go public in 2000, before being sold. More.com was Eric’s first taste of corporate venturing, as more.com backers included Bergen Brunswig and Phar-mor. Earlier in his career, Eric worked for McKinsey & Co.
Eric has a B.A. from The University of Michigan in psychology and economics, with high honors, and an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters.
Michigan Wolverines Football
Attending Phillies Roy Halladay’s play-off no-hitter, one of only two post season no-hitters in 100+ years of major league baseball, with my then 8-year old daughter
Favorite Stadium Food
Wisconsin Ultimate Cheese Fry (Miller Park). Beer-battered twister fries topped with cheddar cheese sauce, chopped bacon, and fried cheese curds.