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Hi! I'm Erik

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About Erik

I'm an engineering leader with professional experiences ranging from Google, Microsoft Research and NASA, to leading engineering at a startup that was acquired by LinkedIn and then Microsoft for $225 million in just over 3 years.

I specialize in building and growing engineering teams and organizations, focused on turning massive amounts of data into actionable insights and "magic" products using machine learning and artificial intelligence. I also co-founded C3 Ventures, focused on funding early-stage tech startups.

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My Experience

Recent Work

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Head of Machine Learning, LinkedIn Talent Solutions

2016 – Present

Erik's team builds the logic behind the world's biggest AI-based B2B product.

VP Engineering, Connectifier

2012 - 2016

Erik built the engineering team that built Connectifier, a recruiting product that was acquired by LinkedIn and then Microsoft in 2016 for $225 million.

Founder and Partner, C3 Ventures

2017 – Present

The founders of Connectifier jointly invest in early-stage tech startups. C3 Ventures



CS Graduate Research @ UCSD

Specialization: Internet Security

GPA: 4.0

Research: Google Scholar publications

BS Computer Science @ UCSD

Major: Computer Science 

Minor: Mathematics

Teaching Assistant for: Compilers, Operating Systems, Assembly, Computer Architecture & more

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Current Projects

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Investing in early-stage startups

Connectifier's founding team is investing back in the startup community through early-stage tech funding.

Giving back to the UCSD CSE community

The UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Department is the only department at the university with its own Alumni Advisory Board (member list), separate from the school's alumni association. That's because the Computer Science community is passionate about paying forward all of the great education, support and career guidance we got while we were at UCSD CSE.

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Recent News

Erik Buchanan at Emtech Next: Scaling AI

Erik Buchanan presents LinkedIn's AI Academy at MIT Technology Review's Emtech Next conference

June 12, 2019


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AI is eating the software world

LinkedIn Recruiter powered by AI


LinkedIn Recruiter is the world's biggest AI-based B2B product.

Connectifier acquired by LinkedIn

LinkedIn acquires Connectifier

February 4, 2016

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