Ben Casnocha is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur, author, executive, and venture capitalist.
He is co-founder and partner at Village Global, an early stage venture capital firm backed by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.
He is coauthor of the New York Times bestselling management book The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age (with LinkedIn chairman Reid Hoffman and entrepreneur Chris Yeh). He is also coauthor of the New York Times bestselling career strategy book The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career (with Reid Hoffman).
As entrepreneur and executive, he has started and scaled several ventures, including an e-government SaaS company that delivers CRM solutions to hundreds of local governments in America, an online education business, and a top tier boutique management training business.
Recently, he helped conceive, then built up and ran a new organization to amplify and extend Reid Hoffman’s strategic priorities. He worked out of the LinkedIn and Greylock Partners offices for two years. Lessons learned here: http://www.casnocha.com/Reid-Hoffman-lessons
Finally, He regularly deliver keynote speeches on business and globalization. He has spoken in a dozen countries in front of tens of thousands of people. He has appeared on the CBS Early Show, CNN, Charlie Rose, CNBC, and other media outlets.