Ben Dubin is preparing to launch a unique new venture capital fund, called the Olympic Venture Fund, which will focus on investments in Digital Health and Optimizing Human Performance. The thesis for this fund is that convergence of innovative technology into life sciences/medical/sports systems will improve lives. Before this new venture fund, he was a Co-founder and Managing Partner at Asset Management Ventures for 15 years, in early stage information technology and life science companies and more importantly, on the intersection of those two sectors, an area he labeled as the Health Science Technology sector.
Ben has real hands-on experience as an engineer and entrepreneur with over 16 years being a technologist building innovative products. He co-founding two companies; Los Altos Technologies (mission critical computer security) and Full Source Software (the first open source Unix commercial software business).
Earlier in his career, he joined a very young Sun Microsystems working for his manager Eric Schmidt. He was part of a stealth team that created a state of the art parallel multiuser development environment. Years later, he rejoined Sun's Javasoft Division as the Senior Product Manager for Enterprise Java. There he led the introduction, management, and marketing of the enterprise Java component and interface technologies.
Out of college, he worked as a hardware and software engineer for Lockheed Martin creating tools on the first Sun workstations for designing, interfacing and the simulation of semiconductors and complete circuit boards. As a designer, he holds a U.S. patent for a technique for minimal information database restoration that was of critical importance for Sun Microsystems.
When he is not trying to improve the world through venture capital, he enjoys having fun with his twin sons, working on old cars, teaching entrepreneurship at a local community college and competing in fitness challenges. Also, he serves on some non-profit boards such as the Foothill-DeAnza College Foundation, Computer History Museum, and the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California.
He holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Michigan, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering as well as an MBA from the Harvard Business School.