Eric Hilton joined Sorenson Capital in 2015 and focuses on early- and growth-stage investments in B2B software. Eric enjoys working closely with entrepreneurs as they strive to build and scale world-class organizations that can have positive economic and societal impact.
Eric left Sorenson in 2018 to pursue his MBA, and rejoined the firm in 2020. As a student, Eric worked in corporate development at Google, where he evaluated M&A and investment opportunities across several product areas, including Google Cloud, Platforms & Ecosystems (e.g., Android, Google Play, Chrome), Devices & Services (e.g., gaming, hardware), and DeepMind (AI / ML).
Prior to joining Sorenson Capital in 2015, Eric worked at L.E.K. Consulting, where he served clients across a wide range of industries, including technology, healthcare, financial services, and media & entertainment. Eric’s case work included private equity due diligence, corporate growth strategy, post-acquisition support, and product launch strategy.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Eric received his MBA at The Wharton School with distinction as a Palmer Scholar. He graduated with a dual emphasis in Finance and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Eric also graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and minors in Business Management and Mathematics.
Outside of work, Eric volunteers as a mentor with VentureCapital.org, where he advises start-ups on their business models and fundraising efforts.
Eric is an avid outdoor enthusiast, and enjoys surfing, skiing, wakeboarding, slalom skiing, biking, golf, and running (completed 5 marathons). He also likes playing music (violin, piano, and guitar), woodworking, reading, and cheering for the Utah Jazz & BYU sports teams.
Eric is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 26, and is serving his fellowship at Sorenson ventures under mentor Ken Elefant (Kauffman Fellows Class 5) and Rob Rueckert (Kauffman Fellows Class 12).