Eric Standlee, VP of Business Development and Bank Relationship Development with family owned Houston private funding firm American Prudential Capital, Inc., founded the on-line/off-line community InHouston which meets once a month every second Wednesday in Uptown Park. InHouston has grown from 6 people in February 2008 to 400+ at the meeting by June 2009. On-line the group on LinkedIn and their own social network TheInHouston.com has grown to larger than 35,000 members and is part of the InCity Networks which is starting similar groups around the country.
Eric has helped his family’s funding firm increase sales by more than $80 million in monthly numbers utilizing what he knows about social networking sites like LinkedIn. He speaks regularly at two or more venues a month about “Driving Revenue using Social Networking”.
Eric is currently the host of several internet “radio shows” one of which is The Everything Networking show which is available for download free from iTunes.
He has written and published a book on Amazon called “Alternative Funding” and is currently writing 4 more business books to come out soon. Eric‘s family’s private funding firm provides funding to growing commercial b2b companies, startups and acquisitions.