Meet Ben: International Launcher | Uber 中国力量:ben 全球事业拓展

Ben is a Launcher at Uber where he is focused on China, where he started by launching Guangzhou and has now moved to Shanghai. His role as Launcher is to move to a market where he is needed, and build up the best team, bring on the best drivers, and delight as many Uber riders as possible before moving on to the next market. This role is pretty different than his previous roles as a PM at a RedAtoms (Beijing-based mobile game company), a Venture Capitalist at Norwest Venture Partners, and Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, which makes for a “challenging and incredibly rewarding experience transforming how people get around their city.” Read on for more about Ben!

 

Grew up in: Los Angeles, CA

Current Shanghai neighborhood: People’s Square, Shanghai

Typical Uber ride: catching up with the drivers

In one word, Uber is: transformative

When I’m not working, I love to pretend I’m Jeremy Lin on the basketball court

My ultimate vacation getaway would consist of warm weather, fresh air, and a good group of friends

 

SHANGHAI FAVS…

Favorite brunch spot: Madison

Local snacks: dumplings (XiaoLongBao)  

Museum or historical site: Power Station of Art

Favorite shopping spot: Uniqlo

Favorite car: Tesla

 

Want to join Ben and the rest of us here at Uber Shanghai? Check out our open positions and apply today.

Cheers!

-Team Uber Shanghai

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Ben 出生在美国洛杉矶,并于2007年毕业与加州大学洛杉矶分校,并在贝恩从事电信行业的咨询工作。紧接着他进入了VC行业,并 NorwestVenture Partner 的第一个,也是唯一一个中国的投资人。之后他又加入了社交游戏厂商 RedAtoms 担任产品经理,并推出风靡一时的“三国来了”。

很多创业者都后来成为投资人,而Ben的路径是从投资人变回创业者“这就像是一个从裁判又变回运动员的过程。在做投资的时候,我做的那些选择只有五年到七年之后才能看得到结果,而在现在,我做的决策是实时的,并且我需要根据所得到的结果随时来调整自己的步骤。

最不同的还有你的投入程度,在做投资的时候,你和你投资的公司自然是有联系的,但不是那种非常深的联系,而现在,比如说上海,Uber上海就像我的小孩一样,我看着他一点点长大,并改变整个城市的面貌。”

Ben说,他的使命就是通过科技公司的方式,把中国和美国更好的连接起来。“每过几年,就会有一种技术完全改变人们的生活,以至于人们将无法想象没有它会怎样。我做要做的就是将它带给全世界,尤其是带到中国。

对于我们来说,中国的发展都是这整整一代人所经历过的最重要的事情。所以我总是想让自己更加的本地化– 一个人想影响世界,有很多不同的方式。对我来说,它(Uber中国)就是我对世界带来最大影响的最好方法。”

 

BEN 眼中的上海…

最爱早午餐地点:Madison

最爱的本地小吃:小笼包

欣赏历史/艺术的场所:上海当代艺术博物馆

最爱的购物地点:优衣库

最爱的车子:Tesla

 

最后几句…

Q: 一般你坐Uber去干什么?

A: 与司机师傅聊聊

Q: 用一个词来描述Uber这家公司?

A: 重塑性很强(transformative)

Q: 当你不再工作的时候…

A: 在篮球场上假装自己是林书豪…(哈哈)

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想要加入Ben和我们的团队吗?赶快点击这里发掘机会吧!

Cheers!

-Uber 上海团队

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