Mr. Ling is a serial entrepreneur and investor with over 25 years of experience in building successful technology companies as a founder, CTO, CEO and venture capitalist. Mr. Ling has served as a board member of a dozen companies.
Mr. Ling founded three venture-backed technology start-up companies in data-driven ad targeting, mobile/cloud transcoding and e-mail search that were all acquired by large public companies, Inktomi (NASDAQ:INKT), Macromedia (NASDAQ:MACR) and Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) respectively. These companies collectively raised over $50M in venture capital funding from top-tier venture funds, corporate and angel investors (including Mayfield Fund, Softbank, Canaan Partners, Granite Ventures, Arrowpath (ETrade), Newbury, Yahoo Inc, Interwoven, SRI (Stanford Research Institute), Frank Quatrrone, John Chambers among many others) and returned almost $350M in value to the investors.
Mr Ling is a Founding General Partner of Rembrandt Venture Partners (RVP), established in 2004 to provide venture capital to early stage technology companies. RVP raised over $300 million under management in three funds that has invested in over 40 companies and has had over a dozen exits including Ironport (Cisco), Convio (IPO), MetaLincs (Seagate), LGC Wireless (ADC), Cavium (IPO), LiveRamp (Acxiom), Good Technology (Motorola), Xactly (IPO), Buysight (AOL) among others.
Mr. Ling has also been an angel investor in over 20 companies including CommerceOne, Good Technology, ComScore, eBates, YesMail, Intuitive Surgical, UserTesting.com, Atomic Labs, Facet Wealth, Lexi, Riptide, Vectice, etc. Mr. Ling holds several patents and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on the television program Business Today.
Mr. Ling holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (robotics and control/learning systems focus).