CompanyPhoton Venture Partners

Skills & Expertise Fundraising Strategies, B2C, Building a Team, Market Research, Pitch Feedback, Co-Founder Dynamics

Industry  Entertainment; Artificial Intelligence; Venture Capital; Advertising; Software/App

Virtual Appointments  March 28th through April 14th

Ben currently is the managing partner of Photon Venture Partners, an early-stage investor in interactive entertainment, consumer database marketing technology and artificial intelligence software and hardware. Prior to founding Photon Venture Partners, Ben was the chief executive officer of NetEase Capital, the corporate venture arm of NetEase Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES), a Chinese internet technology company. NetEase Capital has numerous internet-related investment holdings in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa. Before founding NetEase Capital, Ben worked in various leadership roles in corporate finance, technology development and business development in American and Asian corporations.

Ben earned a B.S. in economics and a B.S. in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Engineering from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard University.

Areas in which I can support startups:

  • Fundraising and financial management strategies
  • Team formation and motivation strategies
  • Target market assessment and going-to-market strategies