✓    Founder, Blachford Capital LLC

✓    Nominating and Governance Committee (Member)

✓    Independent Director


  • Corporate Strategy
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneur
  • Operational Management
  • Technology Industry
  • Corporate Governance

Erik Blachford (age 55) has served on the Board since May 2005. Mr. Blachford is an independent venture capital investor and advisor, with a primary focus on consumer technology and travel companies.  He founded Blachford Capital LLC in 2021.  Mr. Blachford also serves as a partner at Narrative Fund Management LLC, a private venture capital firm, since November 2019, and has consulted as a venture partner at TCV since March 2011. He previously served on the board of directors of Peloton Interactive, Inc., an interactive fitness platform, from April 2015 until December 2021.  Prior to 2015, Mr. Blachford  was also an active independent investor in a variety of early-stage private companies and has held other leadership and board of director positions at various other publicly and privately held companies.

Current Other Company Board Service:

  • Nerdy, Inc. (a public online instruction platform) – since Oct 2021
  • Liftopia, Inc. (a private online ski lift ticket booking service) – since Dec 2011
  • SiteMinder Limited (a private online hotel distribution and connectivity platform) – since Dec 2013
  • Varsity Tutors LLC (a private online instruction platform) – since Oct 2015
  • Busbud Inc. (a private online travel booking service) – since Sept 2017
  • TourRadar (a private online travel booking service) – since July 2018
  • Choose Energy (a private online energy marketplace) – since Oct 2014


  • B.A. in English and Certificate in Theater, Princeton University
  • M.B.A., Columbia University Graduate School of Business
  • M.F.A., San Francisco State University