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Crosslink Capital announces promotions to General Partner

Crosslink Capital, a venture capital and growth equity firm, has promoted Eric Chin (pictured) and Isabelle Fymat to General Partner.

"These promotions recognize the valuable contributions that Eric and Isabelle have made to Crosslink since joining the firm," says Michael Stark, founder and General Partner of Crosslink Capital. "Eric has been a leading player on Crosslink’s seed fund. Through his leadership, and the network of the Alpha Club, he has positioned the firm as a leading player in Internet seed investing, completing 23 deals in 2011 alone. Isabelle has distinguished herself on our public funds, particularly related to her work on Internet and Digital Media stocks."

Chin is an early-stage investment specialist who joined Crosslink in 2010. He focuses on venture capital investments in the Internet, software, and services sectors, and was responsible for launching the company’s first seed fund which completed 23 investments in 2011. Chin joined Crosslink from Bay Partners, where he focused on Internet and software companies. Previously he was at Artiman Venture Partners, Milcom and Highland Capital Partners, and had earlier start-up experience at WebSpective and Mainspring. He attended Dartmouth College and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Chin serves on the boards of Bleacher Report, Take Lessons, Marin Software, and DataStax.

Fymat joined Crosslink in 2004. Since that time she has led early investments in top technology brands, including Google, Vista Print, Omniture, and Priceline, as well as a roster of China-based companies. She was promoted to Partner in 2005. Prior to joining Crosslink, Ms Fymat followed the software and retail sectors at Eden Capital Management, a Houston-based hedge fund. Previously, she was an equity analyst at Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs following software and the Internet. She has a BA in Communications and Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from UCLA.

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