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Ben Yu

Managing Partner

Ben is Managing Partner at Sierra Ventures and has been with the firm since 2000. Ben is an engineer and inventor by background. He is passionate about emerging sectors and breakthrough ideas. His investment philosophy is finding early-stage companies with great technologies that can truly make a difference and helping entrepreneurs turn ideas into market leaders. His current portfolio and selected past companies can be found below and on his LinkedIn profile. When he’s not working you can usually find him on the golf course.

INVESTMENT FOCUS

AI & ML
IoT
IT & Cloud Computing
Mobile Communications
Semiconductors & Component Technologies
Smart Machines
VR/AR

PAST INVESTMENTS

AuthenTec (IPO: AUTH)
Invensense (acquired by TDK)
Sychip (acquired by Murata Manufacturing)
Ximalaya (acquired)
Verisilicon (acquired)

Sample list of Investments. To see all investments visit Our Portfolio.

Entrepreneur Testimonials

(Acquired by TDK)

Co-Founder and CEO, Authentec
and K4Connect

(Authentec acquired by Apple)

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