Primary Role
Investment Partner @ Khosla Ventures
Investments
44 Investments in 42 Companies
Location:
Menlo Park

Person Details

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Aliases:
Benjamin-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).

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    Khosla Ventures

    Investment Partner
    May, 2013
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    Khosla Ventures

    Entrepreneurial Investor
    May, 2013
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    Badoo

    COO
    Apr, 2012 - Nov, 2012
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    YouTube

    Senior Director of Partnerships, Content and Platforms
    Aug, 2008 - May, 2010
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    Google

    Senior Director, Product Management and Engineering, Mobile Applications Lab
    Jan, 2011 - Feb, 2012
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    Google

    Senior Director, Product Management of Search Products and Local Business Products
    May, 2010 - Apr, 2012
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    Facebook

    Senior Director Search Products and Local Business Products
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    Facebook

    Director, Platform
    Oct, 2007 - Aug, 2008

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