Benjamin Tseng is a versatile executive with experience in product management, operations, strategy, and venture capital investing across a wide array of industries including healthcare, hardware, cleantech, and social media.
Ben has spent over 8 years at 1955 Capital and DCM, two cross-border venture capital firms. His focus areas are on investing in advanced technologies (such as cleantech, hardware, and healthcare) and working actively with the firms’ portfolio companies on fundraising and strategy.
He also has significant experience as a startup operator and advisor, including early product leadership roles at Yik Yak (location-based social media, raised over $70M in VC) and HealthPals (health IT), operations leadership at Maximus (consumer health, raised $5M in VC), and as an advisor to CEOs at companies like Whistle (pet-tech, acquired by Mars), Dextro (computer vision, acquired by Axon), and Companion Labs (computer vision).
Ben started his career at Bain & Company in the Bay Area after graduating Phi Beta Kappa with Highest Honors in Biochemical Sciences and a minor in Mathematical Sciences from Harvard University. He is an avid scifi & comic book fan, an amateur programmer, blogger, and an unabashed knowledge junkie.
He recently began working with a research group at Stanford applying AI/NLP-based methods to understanding electronic medical records. He is also an Associate Fellow with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change where he is contributing to their efforts on Technology and Public Policy.
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