Ben Sun, Advisor, Berkeley Skydeck
Ben Sun is an experienced investor active with angel-stage companies in Silicon Valley, Asia and other parts of the world. As a business executive, Ben is a market eco-system developer focused on technology and healthcare companies.
Ben has 16+ years of cross border business experience in the fields of research, consulting, government, NGOs and investment. Earlier in his career, Ben was executive director of a China-based chapter of a global angel network.
Ben’s extensive range of business connections brings value to clients wishing to form market presence, distribution and technology support partnerships in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US. Ben is expert in market entry planning, investment planning and funding solicitation. As a consultant prior to Metaphase, Ben advised global corporations including McKesson on how to enter and grow their presence in China. Today he helps Metaphase clients form mutually beneficial alliances across world in the fields of technology, banking, healthcare and higher education.
As an advisor, Ben works with startups from UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck accelerator and the San Francisco-based Vault accelerator. He also advises private industry executives and teams in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has helped listed companies such as Bank of Communication and China Sunergy come into the US market as part of his role as head of China operations for ChinaSF.
Ben has developed insights and access to innovators in up-and-coming global trends through his work with angel groups across China, US and Europe. He is a valued speaker at innovation conferences and judge at tech-pitch competitions.
Ben’s experience backs his advice to entrepreneurs, investors, partnerships, and programs. His considerate, patient, and approachable demeanor make him a trusted and a valued ally to all who know him.