Ben is the Founder and General Partner of Bling Capital. He has backed 19 "unicorn" billion dollar companies, with the best yet to come.
Previously, Ben was a General Partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focused on consumer, Internet, mobile, marketplace, SaaS and consumer health businesses. There, he led investments in Wattpad, Tapingo, Gitlab, True Accord, Webflow, among many others.
Previously, Ben served in senior operating roles at Google, YouTube and Facebook. He also is an active angel investor with early stakes in Airtable, Lyft, Square, Palantir, Quora, Gusto, Udemy and others.
While at Google, he served as Senior Director of Search and Local Business Products, which included overseeing Google Images, Videos, Books, News and Finance. At YouTube, Ben was Senior Director of Partnerships and Platform, where he was responsible for music, movies, sports and news, as well as mobile, television and API partnerships. In his first role at Google, he was the founder and general manager of Google’s commerce group, which includes Google Wallet and Google Shopping.
At Facebook, Ben was the first director of the Facebook platform and oversaw the development of the company’s developer ecosystem. He also led product, marketing, developer operations and partner solutions. Ben played a crucial role in developing Facebook Connect, which helped grow Facebook across the web.
Ben holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) from UC Berkeley, and a M.S. and PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. Ben is a Department of Defense fellow and a recipient of UC Berkeley’s Bechtel Achievement Award, given to the top graduating senior from the College of Engineering.