Eric Augustyn

General Partner

Prior to co-founding Puente Ventures, Eric Augustyn is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at August Hill with Shawn. Previous to August Hill, Eric spent 2 years as Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone’s Real Estate Corporate Services, Revantage. There he was responsible for over $100B of GAV and 300 employees while building a platform encompassing managed services such as technology, Data & Analytics, Accounting, Legal, Insurance. In addition, Eric regularly assisted Blackstone Portfolio Operations on reviewing and implementing solutions within various real estate asset classes.

He was also a mentor for Moderne Ventures advising companies on operations and GTM. Prior to Blackstone, Eric spent 12 years as Senior Vice President, Equity Trading Services at Goldman Sachs in New York. Throughout his GS career he worked at several offices including Bangalore India for 3.5 years where he helped scale Goldman’s operations around the globe. Eric’s extensive time in emerging markets has given him unique insights into the opportunities and challenges they present.

Eric began investing in real estate in 2010 as multi, single family, and industrial were showing promise. This led to founding real estate service companies to support his direct ownership while in Asia. Over the years Eric has become a trusted limited partner in over a dozen VC/PE funds, with a multitude angel checks. Eric remains passionate about the alternative asset space in general and has recently made investments in healthcare related opportunities.

Eric is based out of Chicago and enjoys spending time with his young son and family. Eric is an engineer by education, so you will find him tinkering with cars and real estate projects within his portfolio.

Eric Augustyn