Eric Hall

Eric Hall is a managing partner of Entrada Ventures, a seed-stage fund investing in innovative technologies. He has worked alongside multiple Nobel Prize winners in building successful startups across various photonics technologies, including Aurrion (silicon photonics), Soraa (GaN LEDs), Kaai (GaN lasers), and Agility Communications (InP photonics), leading to multiple acquisitions. Subsequently, Hall led several transactions as an investment banker at Golding Partners before moving into early-stage investing. He earned his Bachelor of Science in engineering physics at UC Berkeley, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia Business School, and a PhD in materials at UC Santa Barbara.

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Venture capital moves pick up in June

July 8, 2024
June was a very active month for venture capital in photonics, with deals announced across multiple markets and company stages.
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Optical material companies top May's VC activity

June 7, 2024
Companies using innovative thin film or surface texturing technology to tailor optical properties made VC news.
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Ultrafast laser deals among VC activity in April

May 3, 2024
April VC activity was a bit quieter, but two ultrafast laser deals stood out.