Eric Tong

"What I love about being an investor in technology companies is the constant interaction with founders and teams that are full of energy, drive, and commitment to what is possible. There are constant changes in technology, competitive landscapes, and other developments in the ecosystem. That dynamism, combined with the excitement and energy from our teams, brings a wonder to each day in my professional career and feeds my curiosity."

Eric Tong is a Principal at Premji Invest, where he invests in growth-stage technology companies and is a Portfolio Manager for the firm’s public market strategy.  As a seasoned technology investor, he brings extensive investment experience and a deep understanding of the industry to the PI’s investments in growth equity and public companies.  With a passion for new technological changes and fostering strategic growth initiatives, Eric leads the firm’s investments in enterprise technology and innovative technology verticals and works with PI’s portfolio companies to shape their strategic and scaling journeys. He has over 15 years of investment experience, and has a strong track record of identifying and investing in successful growth stage companies. Some of his current investments include Mapbox, Outreach, Sysdig, Cohesity, Datastax, and Icertis. Previously, he was involved with the firms’ investments in Anaplan (IPO), Coupa (IPO), Zuora (IPO), Looker (acquired by Alphabet), Conga (acquired by Thoma Bravo), and Innovium (acquired by Marvell).

Prior to joining Premji Invest in 2016, Eric was an equity research analyst at Artisan Partners, where he focused on global public investments in the technology, media, and telecom sectors. He also previously worked at UBS Investment Bank, where he advised corporate clients on capital raising and other strategic transactions.

He received his B.S. and B.A. degrees from the Duke University, where he studied Physics and Economics. Eric also holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


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