Benjamin Ling Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
Professionals
  • Investments
  • 99
  • Portfolio
  • 39
  • Exits
  • 52
Exits

Benjamin Ling General Information

Description

Dr. Benjamin Ling is the Founder and serves as General Partner at Bling Capital. He also serves as Board Member at inFeedo, Plastiq and Caption Health. Dr. Ling served as General Partner at Khosla Ventures. He previously served as a Board Member at Theatro Labs and Academia. He focuses on consumer, Internet, mobile, marketplace, SaaS and consumer health businesses. Since joining the firm, he's led investments in Academia.edu, Canary, HackerRank and Tapingo, 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 Square, Palantir, Quora and PracticeFusion. Further, Ben served as an advisor to both Pinterest and Pulse. 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 bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a master's degree and doctor of philosophy degree in computer science from Stanford University. Ben is a Department of Defense fellow and a recipient of the University of California, Berkeley's Bechtel achievement award, which distinguishes the top graduating student from its college of engineering. Former Badoo COO and ex-Googler Ben Ling has joined Khosla Ventures, according to sources. Ling, who has held senior operations roles for a number of big companies in the mobile and Internet space, has been added to a growing team at Vinod Khosla's venture firm. He also serves as Health Technology Advisor at Clara Health.

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 (99)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
HoneyBook 21-Mar-2019 Later Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
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00000000 14-Mar-2017 00000 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 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
000000000 07-Oct-2014 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
HoneyBook 22-Sep-2014 Early Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
Lumiata 11-Aug-2014 Early Stage VC 000 Decision/Risk Analysis Generating Revenue 00000000 0000 00.0
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Benjamin Ling Exits (52)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Palantir Technologies 30-Sep-2020 IPO 00.000
000000 31-Mar-2020 000000000000000000
000000000 0000 14-May-2019 000000000000000000 00000
000000000 11-Apr-2019 000 00000
0000 29-Mar-2019 000 00.000
0000000 01-Mar-2019 000 00 00000000
000000000 08-Feb-2019 000000000000000000 00000
00000 0000 24-Jan-2019 000000000000000000
Incident Technologies 28-Aug-2018 Out of Business
RedCap 23-Mar-2018 Buyout/LBO
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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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Benjamin Ling Co-Investors (103)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
FundersClub 2 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Altos Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Atlas Venture 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Norwest Venture Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Vintage Investment Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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