✓    Founder, Blachford Capital LLC

✓    Nominating and Governance Committee (Member)

✓    Independent Director


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

Erik Blachford 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 consulted as a venture partner at TCV from March 2011 until September 2021. He previously served on the board of directors of Peloton Interactive, Inc., a public interactive fitness platform, from April 2015 until February 2022; Nerdy, Inc., a public online instruction platform, from October 2021 until August 2022; Liftopia, Inc., a private online ski lift ticket booking service, from December 2011 until August 2020; Siteminder Limited, a private online hotel distribution and connectivity platform, from December 2013 until January 2020; and TourRadar, a private online travel booking service, from July 2018 until March 2020. Mr. Blachford has been 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:

  • Busbud Inc. (a private online travel booking service) – since Sept 2017


  • 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