Eric Johnson

Eric is an Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures where he focuses on helping portfolio companies across every sector create, scale, and optimize their engineering functions.

Most recently, Eric was CTO of GitLab where in five years he helped onboard over 13,500 customers, increase revenue 30x, and grow the engineering team from 100 to 800 culminating in a successful IPO in 2021. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Linux Foundation and was an independent advisor to CEOs and engineering leaders at multiple startups.

Prior to his work in DevOps, Eric worked for four enterprise technology startups in varied industries: drones, streaming video (Brightcove IPO in 2012), localization/translation, and marketing technology.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Continental Philosophy from Villanova University where he concentrated on Ancient Greece and German existentialism.

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    Enterprise software IPOs Eric has been a part of
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    Daughters Eric and his wife are raising