Los Angeles, USA
Eric Rice is an entrepreneur who sees opportunities within the unique. The Chicago native started his career becoming one of the youngest financial planners for Morgan Stanley. His background transitioned from business executive to entrepreneur as he moved to California. Passionate for companies commercializing Research & Development projects, Rice founded several technological startups and became the head of 25 Ventures, a collective of startup veterans. Although Rice comes from the financial industry, understanding science and technology weren’t a far stretch for him. He was well-educated during his youth about high-end science from his dad, who had a background in physics and engineering. Through his venture studio, Rice acquired CBD technology to found Quanta at the end of 2016. Quanta continues to not only develop state-of-the-art biotechnology but create product solutions for the everyday consumer.
Rice states, “I have a flair for the unconventional. I see things differently. But, once I understand a sector or a company, the sky is the limit and I have the experience and contacts to execute on my ideas. I have been labeled an entrepreneur and an executive but at my core I am the definition of business development. It is who I am and what I do. Over the course of my career I have driven millions of dollars in sales, millions of visitors to websites and apps, launched amazing products, produced content that has been read by hundreds of thousands, had my own TV and Radio shows and even spoke at the NASDAQ, but at the end of the day, all I want to do is create deals that have long term, lasting impact.”