Olson’s Observations

Technology. Innovation. Science. VC. Media. :: by Eric Olson

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Eric OlsonEric Olson is a Massachusetts native (go Red Sox!) and Bentley College alumnus (B.S. Finance w/ IT Minor - Magna Cum Laude - 2004) who now resides in Chicago. He is currently working as an Associate at DFJ Portage.

Prior to DFJ Portage Eric worked in Partner Development at Google and in Business Development for Chicago-based startup FeedBurner which was acquired by Google in June 2007.

In his “spare” time Eric is one half the founding/managing duo of TECH cocktail which is a semi-annual event for technology people in Chicago, Washington D.C., Boston and Boulder (soon to be in other cities as well). Eric also volunteers at the Adler Planetarium where he works on the Far Horizons Project (project goal: create a series of earth-orbiting nano-satellites for educational and scientific purposes). Last, but certainly not least, Eric is a part time student at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. Oh, and Eric is the drummer for the Button Pushers (an alternative rock band in Chicago).

Eric’s interests include: drumming, cycling, baseball, technology, venture capital, microfinance, archeology, history, physics, movies, writing and reading.

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To learn more about Eric’s experience (and see what is essentially a resume) please click the LinkedIn button above. If you’re not already on LinkedIn you should be. It’s one of Eric’s favorite web services!

You can also check out Eric’s Kiva lender page, his personal DNA report and his bike route to work if you’d like along with his Facebook profile, Twitter feed and FriendFeed account.

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Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions on this site are all Eric Olson’s and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of his employer. Basically, if he says anything stupid it’s all him.

** Writing in the third person is weird… Not sure if I like my “author” page in third person or not.

Written by Eric Olson

February 10th, 2007 at 4:16 pm

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  1. [...] Gruber and Eric Olson will be hosting the sixth installment of their insanely popular TechCocktail on Nov 15 [...]

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