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 and later Opsware. 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 where he was responsible for $500 million P&L and about 450 people.
In October 2008, Vishria left HP to co-found RockMelt with Tim Howes, and launched the RockMelt social browser in limited beta in November 2010. The RockMelt browser did not get mass traction and in 2013, RockMelt was acquired by Yahoo for a reported $60–70 million, where Vishria started working as a Yahoo executive.
- The New York Times, Web Browsing Takes a Social Turn http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/technology/08browser.html?_r=1
- eWeek, LoudCloud Updates myLoudCloud Portal http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Enterprise-Applications/Loudcloud-Updates-myLoudCloud-Portal
- Enterprise Systems, Opsware Taking the Pain Out of Network Management http://esj.com/articles/2005/03/15/opsware-taking-the-pain-out-of-network-management.aspx
- HP Corporate Biographies, 2008 http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2008/techforum/bi_vishria.pdf
- Yahoo Paid $60M to $70M for Rockmelt — Will Dump Browser and Use Tech to Better Deliver Its Media and Mobile Properties http://allthingsd.com/20130802/yahoo-paid-60m-to-70m-for-rockmelt-will-dump-browser-and-use-tech-to-better-deliver-its-media-and-mobile-properties/
- Yahoo acquires Rockmelt browser http://www.indiawest.com/news/12792-yahoo-acquires-web-browsing-software-developer-rockmelt.html
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