Eric Hahn

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Eric Hahn
Born (1960-03-19) March 19, 1960 (age 63)
ChildrenTwo sons, Evan and Jeremy

Eric Hahn (born March 19, 1960) is an American serial entrepreneur and computer software programmer who founded an early e-mail-based groupware company called Collabra Software in 1992. Netscape acquired Collabra in 1995, and in 1997 Hahn became Netscape's CTO. According to SEC filings Hahn netted approximately $29 million from sales in Netscape stock.[1]


Hahn founded Proofpoint, Inc in June 2002 which became a publicly traded company in April 2012.

Hahn also co-founded Lookout Software, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2004.[2]

Hahn received his bachelor's degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute[3] in 1980.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Hahn currently lives in Palo Alto, California with his wife and two sons.


  1. ^ Melanie Warner (1998-11-09). "Eric Hahn's New, Perfect Life". CNN.
  2. ^ Joris Evers (2004-07-16). "Microsoft Scoops Up Search Company". PC World.
  3. ^ Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1999-04-09). "Technology Innovator Eric Hahn is WPI's Commencement Speaker". Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Archived from the original on 2006-09-13. Retrieved 2007-09-28.
  4. ^ Ray Bert; Alan Earles; Bonnie Gelbwasser; Joan Killough-Miller; Roger N. Perry Jr.; Ruth Trask (October 1996). "Ten Lives Changed: Eric Hahn '80". WPI Journal. Archived from the original on 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2007-09-28.

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