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Luke Erickson

Tribe Capital

Luke is a Partner at Tribe Capital, investing in Seed through Series B businesses, using data science to quantify product market fit & predeterminants for long-term growth.

Previously, Luke was a Vice President at CapitalG, Alphabet's independent growth fund. Based in San Francisco, Luke led consumer analytics & portfolio-facing growth marketing, where he analyzes consumer diligence metrics and advises growth-stage businesses on user acquisition, marketing analytics, and profitable user growth.

Luke has consulted or personally managed growth strategy for over 60 enterprise and consumer businesses, spanning seed-stage to Fortune 500 companies. He uses the perspective gained through operating to advise on consumer investments with a focus on informing long-term go-to-market strategy and user acquisition trends.

Prior to his role at CapitalG, Luke was a Product Manager and Growth Associate at Social Capital, an early- stage venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. In addition to consulting Social Capital's portfolio companies, Luke worked with a team of engineers to develop portfolio-facing products and bring the productized investment platform, Capital-as-a-Service, to market.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Luke is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, with a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development. He is Texas-born, now living in Fairview Park, Oakland, by way of Nashville and Washington, DC. On Saturdays, you can find Luke walking his (very large) mastiff puppy in the Berkeley Hills.

A member of Class 24, Luke is serving his fellowship at CapitalG. His mentor is Mamoon Hamid (Class 11, Kauffman Fellows board member), Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB).