Erik Blachford, '89

Venture Partner, Technology Crossover Ventures
Arts entrepreneur and investor

Currently a Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, Erik has served as CEO of Expedia, Inc. and IAC Travel (including Expedia,, and Hotwire), Butterfield & Robinson, and Terrapass, and as Executive Chairman at Couchsurfing. As President and SVP of Marketing at Expedia, he led the team that built the Expedia brand.

Erik is an active private company investor and serves on boards including Zillow Group, Peloton, Siteminder, Tour Radar, Liftopia, Varsity Tutors, Busbud, and Vayable. Non-profit boards include Cutting Ball Theater and World Wildlife Fund (U.S. National Council). As an independent film and theater producer and executive producer, he has mounted shows at the San Francisco Fringe Festival and helped finance several independent feature films. 

Erik holds a bachelor’s degree in English and theater from Princeton University, a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.