Board of Directors
Ling is an entrepreneur and investor focused on helping great people and ideas succeed. He is currently involved in various fast-growing startups, including Green Chef, Reflektive, and Ruvixx. Previoulsy, Ling was a co-founder of Playdom, where he scaled the team from 2 to 300 employees. In a previous life, he was also a PhD candidate in computer science at Stanford where he worried about data analytics.
Doug is the Co-Founder and CEO of RippleWorks, a nonprofit that accelerates the growth of high-growth social ventures by connecting them with leading expertise to solve their most immediate scaling challenge. Doug teaches Startup Garage at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Doug served as Chief Revenue Officer at Shopkick, a mobile app startup backed by Kleiner Perkins and Greylock that successfully sold to a Fortune 50 company, SVP of business and corporate development at Shutterfly where he helped grow revenue from $50 million to $500 million and a successful IPO, VP and GM of new ventures for eBay where he helped create eight new business units with revenues of $500 million and was employee #3 and Vice President of Sales and Business Development for E-LOAN which had a successful IPO.
Matt is Managing Partner of ReThink Education, a venture capital firm whose exits include 2U (TWOU), Pluralsight (PS), and General Assembly. His non-profit affiliations include the boards of Southern New Hampshire University, the nation’s largest online college, and Mouse.org.
Matt received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English from Yale University, and he has taught at Bowdoin College, the City University of New York, and Columbia University.