Benjamin Ling Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 100
  • Portfolio
  • 30
  • Exits
  • 61

Benjamin Ling General Information


Dr. Benjamin Ling serves as Advisor at Ignition. He also is the Founder and General Partner of Bling Capital. He has backed 10 "unicorn" billion-dollar companies, with the best yet to come. He serves as Board Member at Nubrakes. Previously, he 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, he 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, he 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, he 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. He played a crucial role in developing Facebook Connect, which helped grow Facebook across the web. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) from UC Berkeley and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. He 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.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

Benjamin Ling Investments (100)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Printify 11-Apr-2019 Seed Round 000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
000000000 21-Mar-2019 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
000 0000000000 01-Jan-2019 00000 00000 Specialized Finance Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
00000000 14-Mar-2017 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
000000000 08-Apr-2016 00000 00000 000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
000000 15-Oct-2015 00000 00000 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
00000000 25-Feb-2015 00000 00000 000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
000000000000 01-Feb-2015 0000 00000 00000 IT Consulting and Outsourcing Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
Pay By Group 19-Dec-2014 Seed Round 00000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
Delighted 07-Oct-2014 Early Stage VC Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
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Benjamin Ling Exits (61)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Lumiata 28-Apr-2022 Merger/Acquisition
000 00 00000 25-Jan-2022 000000000000000000
00000 29-Oct-2021 000 00000
00000 15-Oct-2021 000000000 00000000
00000000 01-Aug-2021 000000000 00000000
000000 01-Jun-2021 000000000 00000000
0000000 10-May-2021 000000000000000000 00000
00000000 18-Mar-2021 0000000000
Striiv 12-Jan-2021 Out of Business
Palantir Technologies 30-Sep-2020 IPO 00.000
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Benjamin Ling Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Benjamin Ling Ph.D Angel Investor 000 0 0 San Francisco, CA
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