Technology

Byron Ling

Partner / East Coast

Since 2018

Byron invests in consumer companies that are reinventing the way we shop, entertain and educate ourselves. He was previously an investor at Primary Venture Partners and, prior to the venture world, was an early operator at Gilt Groupe, joining as one of the first marketers and later led corporate development, overseeing capital raising, M&A and new business launches. He holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Economics from Case Western Reserve University.

Byron in 5

Origins: Born in central New Jersey (the good part)

Dream Job: Photojournalist or underwater photographer

Interests: Cooking - currently experimenting with focaccia

Bucket List: Swimming with blue whales off the coast of Sri Lanka

Certified bicycle mechanic (since age 15)

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Worth: New technologies are ushering in the biggest revolution in senior care in over a century

Fortune: Zachariah Reitano, Co-founder and CEO of Ro named to 40 under 40 list

NY Magazine: The best canned cocktails, according to bartenders and drinks experts

Forbes: Telehealth Startup Ro Is Now Valued At $1.5 Billion After Closing $200 Million Funding Round

CNBC: Ro, a 3-year-old online health provider, just raised a new round that values it at $1.5 billion

CNBC: Telehealth start-up Ro has hit record sales every month since expanding pharmacy business pre-pandemic

Business Insider: Meet the 26 healthcare startups that top VCs say are poised to take off amid the coronavirus pandemic

New York Times: Be a friend to the elderly, get paid

FierceBiotech: Humana, NQF argue COVID-19 spotlights need for population health evolution

Travel and Leisure: This app will bring senior citizens the companionship they need right now

STAT News: Telemedicine can blunt the cost of unnecessary emergency visits for Covid-19

Forbes: Consumerization of healthcare expands beyond lifestyle products to tackle Covid-19

Fortune: Telehealth startup Ro partners with Pfizer to give its ED business a boost

Announcing three team promotions

Byron Ling: Announcing our Series A investment in Uniform Teeth, the orthodontist in your pocket

TechCrunch: Uniform Teeth raises $10M for its teeth-straightening operations

CNBC: Papa named to Upstart 100

Byron Ling: What would you pay to cure loneliness? Our Series A investment in Papa

FierceHealthcare: Tech startup, Papa, tackles loneliness among aging seniors

WSJ VC: SmileDirectClub’s IPO draws cheers from teledentistry rivals

Forbes: Why the founder Of Kin Euphorics wants us to replace booze with bliss

Byron Ling: Learning to rise wisely with Kin

The New York Times: The new sobriety

CNN: People are sick of drinking. Investors are betting on the 'sober curious'

The New York Times: Cool nonalcoholic drinks for your sober summer

Maha Ibrahim & Dan Ciporin: Next generation investors for next generation entrepreneurs

Byron Ling: What’s next -- joining Canaan

Fortune: The summer of venture capital promotions isn’t over yet

Byron in 5

Origins: Born in central New Jersey (the good part)

Dream Job: Photojournalist or underwater photographer

Interests: Cooking - currently experimenting with focaccia

Bucket List: Swimming with blue whales off the coast of Sri Lanka

Certified bicycle mechanic (since age 15)