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Investment Partner @
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82 Investments in 77 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Menlo Park
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Ben Ling

Ben Ling is an Investment Partner at Khosla Ventures, where he is focused on mobile and Internet, marketplace, consumer health and data businesses. He is an accomplished executive and angel investor, with senior operating roles at Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Badoo. His personal investments include Square, Palantir, Quora, and PracticeFusion, Fab, DogVacay, and he holds advisory roles at Pinterest and Pulse.

Ben currently serves on the board of Wattpad, Tapingo, Academia.edu, TheHunt, Quantopian, and Pymetrics.

At Google, he was Google’s Senior Director of Search Products and Local Business Products, including overseeing Images, Videos, Books, News and Finance. At YouTube, he was Senior Director of Partnerships and Platform, responsible for Music, Movies, Sports, News, as well as Mobile, TV, and API partnerships. In his first role at Google, Ben was the founder and GM of Google’s Commerce group, including Google Wallet and Shopping.

At Facebook, Ben was Director of Facebook Platform overseeing the Facebook developer ecosystem, and led product, marketing, developer operations, partner solutions, and helped build Facebook Connect, which has helped Facebook grow across the web.

Ben holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering / Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

Ben is a Department of Defense Fellow and recipient of UC Berkeley’s Bechtel Achievement Award (Top graduating senior in College of Engineering).

Jobs (12)

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Senior Director Search Products and Local Business Products
May, 2013
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Investment Partner
Apr, 2012
Nov, 2012
COO
May, 2010
Apr, 2012
Senior Director, Product Management of Search Products and Local Business Products
2011
Feb 1, 2012
Senior Director, Product Management and Engineering, Mobile Applications Lab
Aug, 2008
May, 2010
Senior Director of Partnerships, Content and Platforms
Oct, 2007
Aug, 2008
Director, Platform
2004
2007
eCommerce GM / Product Management Director
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2015$2.8M / Seed (Lead)
Apr, 2015$22M / Series C
Feb, 2015$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$15M / Series B
Sep, 2014$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$8.8M / Series A (Lead)
Apr, 2014$10M / Series B (Lead)
Apr, 2014$46M / Series C
Mar, 2014$10M / Series A (Lead)
Feb, 2014$10.5M / Series B (Lead)
Feb, 2014undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2013$2.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2013$2.14M / AngelPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$6.7M / Series A
Sep, 2013$11.1M / Series B (Lead)
Sep, 2013$2.5M / Seed (Lead)
Sep, 2013$125k / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$5.6M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$2.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$1.6M / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2013$1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2013$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2013$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2013$2.03M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2013$1.88M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2013$15M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2013$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
2013undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2013$250k / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2012$570k / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2012undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2012$2.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2012$900k / AngelPersonal Investment
Aug, 2012$3.75M / SeedPersonal Investment

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