Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Great Oaks Venture Capital
Shortly after completing his undergraduate studies, Ben Lin began his career as an analyst with Goldman Sachs in the Global Investment Research division for a year. In that time, he and Andrew Boszhardt, Jr. founded , a seed and early-stage investment firm focused on startups, mainly in technology sector, with investments ranging from $50K to $500K.
At Great Oaks, Lin invests in E-commerce and education technology such as Modcloth.com, Twice, and CourseHero. The firm has been largely successful, thanks to investments like the one in Invite Media, which was acquired by Google for $81 million.
Currently, he serves on the board of Olapic, a Visual Commerce platform for crowdsourced photos and videos.
Lin is also a Venture Partner at IDG Capital.
Selected Investments/Boards: Modcloth.com, Invite Media (acquired by Google), Trulia.com, FanIQ, Stitcher, 33Across, Eversave.com, Zimbio.com, Progress Financial, Bellbrook Labs, Tenka.com, HealthTap, StyleTrek.com, CourseHero, CarWoo, CardPool, Movity, Mertado, Warby Parker, LuxDeluxe, Twochop, StreeViewLabs, RiseArt.com, iTiage, Icon Aircraft, Exercise.com
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