Eric M. Jackson, is the CEO and co-founder of CapLinked, a Los Angeles-based social enterprise platform that makes business transactions simple and secure. CapLinked enables users to manage & syndicate deals, conduct due diligence, handle investor reporting, and network on a secure, cloud-based platform.
Jackson previously ran the marketing team at PayPal, where he was responsible for the campaign to monetize the online payment service. Following PayPal’s acquisition by eBay, Jackson founded World Ahead Media, a publisher that was acquired by WND in 2008.
His book, The PayPal Wars: Battles with eBay, the Media, the Mafia, and the Rest of Planet Earth, won the Writers Notes Book Award and was hailed by Tom Peters as “”the best description of ‘business strategy’ unfolding in a world changing at warp speed. Jackson advises startups on their strategy, product marketing, and funding. He is an entrepreneur-in-residence at LB Tech and the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship.
An outspoken advocate of personal liberty, Jackson has appeared on Fox News, CNN, ABC News, MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” and numerous other TV and radio programs. He has been quoted in publications such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, The New York Times, and BusinessWeek. Jackson has lectured for the Cato Institute and the Reason Foundation, and has been a featured speaker at Freedom Fest and the National Federation of Republican Assemblies. He earned a degree in economics with honors from Stanford University.