Benjamin Tseng is a versatile executive with experience in product management, operations, strategy and venture capital investing across a wide array of industries including health care, hardware, cleantech and social media.
Ben has spent over eight years at 1955 Capital (where he is presently a Venture Partner) and DCM, two cross-border venture capital firms. His focus areas have been in advanced technologies (e.g., cleantech, hardware and health care) 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), HealthPals (health IT), and Maximus (consumer health, raised $5M in VC), and as an advisor to companies like Whistle (pet-tech, acquired by Mars), Dextro (computer vision, acquired by Axon), Companion Labs (computer vision), and Stir (tools and financial technology for creators).
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 sci-fi and comic book fan, an amateur programmer, blogger, and an unabashed knowledge junkie.
He is an active contributor to research at Stanford applying AI/NLP-based methods to understanding electronic medical records.