Ben is a Managing Partner at Sierra Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm with over 35 years history focusing on early stage companies with disruptive technologies. As an ex entrepreneur and inventor, Ben is passionate about helping startups turning unique technologies into global market leaders. His investment areas are cross border focused, with successful companies in both US and China. Some examples of his investments include AuthenTec in biometric security acquired by Apple, InvenSense, the leader in sensors for IoT, as well as Ximalaya, the biggest audio platform in China and Social Touch, the largest social marketing platform in China.
Ben’s education background includes a Masters and a PhD degree from Princeton University in engineering.