Ben is a Partner at Great Oaks. He joined Great Oaks in 2006 and worked with Andy in all aspects of investing in early stage startups including due diligence, deal sourcing, and management of portfolio companies. Participating in over 100 startups in the last 8 years, Ben has particular expertise in areas including marketplaces, platforms, enterprise SaaS, e-commerce services, and mobile. Additionally, Ben is also a Venture Partner at IDG Capital Partners, the leading China focused VC fund with investments in companies like Baidu and Tencent.
Prior to Great Oaks, Ben started his career at Goldman Sachs. Ben graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School with a concentration in Finance. Ben enjoys traveling, tennis, outdoor activities, and is passionate about environmental issues.