Eric Vishria

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Eric Vishria (born 1979) was co-founder and CEO of Rockmelt[1] and is now a vice president at Yahoo [2] leading their digital magazines strategy. [3]

Vishria graduated from Stanford University at age 19 with a B.S. in Mathematical & Computational Science and a minor in Human Biology. He began his career in investment banking at Broadview International and got his first entrepreneurial experience as an early employee at Loudcloud[4] and later Opsware.[5] When Opsware was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2007 for $1.65 billion, Vishria was serving as VP of Marketing. At HP, Eric was Vice President of the Products, Software, Technology Solutions Group in HP Software.[6]

In October 2008, Vishria left HP to co-found RockMelt with Tim Howes, and launched the RockMelt social browser in November 2010. In 2013, RockMelt was acquired by Yahoo for a reported $60–70 million,[7] where Vishria started working as a Yahoo VP.[8]