Chris Eyre

Partner Emeritus

“We give people a chance to be part of something far bigger than themselves. The financial and philanthropic leverage at Legacy enables people to exert a far greater impact for good.”

Chris is Partner Emeritus and a non-investing partner. He continues to be actively engaged and available for counsel and support. Chris was active with Legacy as a General Partner from 2001 until 2016. Chris has witnessed technology investing cycles in Silicon Valley for almost 40 years. He was one of the early venture capitalists as a founding partner of Merrill Pickard Anderson & Eyre (MPAE), the pioneering venture firm that evolved from Bank of America in the ’70s. MPAE built a remarkable investment record, and Chris’s partners later went on to form Benchmark Capital and Foundation Capital. His Partner Emeritus role affords Chris and his wife, Hedy, more time to enjoy their growing portfolio of 20 grandchildren.