Next World Capital Appoints San Francisco Partner

Ben Fu has joined Next World Capital as a partner in its San Francisco office. Ben will work across the firm’s strategy of expansion stage venture capital investing in the enterprise software, mobile and consumer Internet sectors. He was mostly recently a principal with Scale Venture Partners.

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Next World Capital (NWC) is pleased to announce that Ben Fu has joined the firm as a Partner in its San Francisco office. Ben will work across the firm’s strategy of expansion stage venture capital investing in the enterprise software, mobile and consumer internet sectors.

Ben was mostly recently a Principal with Scale Venture Partners. Prior to his six years in venture capital, he was a Senior Sales Engineer at Symantec and IMlogic, and worked in technical sales roles at Akamai. At Scale Venture Partners, Ben originated the investments in Box and uTest and worked closely with HubSpot, BrightRoll, and Jaspersoft. He holds an MEng and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“We are very excited to welcome Ben to the NWC team. As the firm continues to grow rapidly and work hard on behalf of an exceptional group of portfolio companies, Ben will play an important role in helping NWC foster the next generation of leadership technology companies,” said Sebastien Lepinard, Managing Partner of NWC.

“Ben brings a strong combination of expansion-stage venture capital experience and operations experience, as well as a genuine desire to help build innovative companies. Ben aligns well with NWC’s culture of working with management teams to provide strategic insight, market knowledge and deep international resources to our companies,” said Craig Hanson, General Partner of NWC.

Next World Capital (NWC) is an international expansion-stage venture capital firm that invests in leading enterprise software, mobile and consumer internet companies. NWC has $200 million of assets under management, and is also part of the large evergreen capital base of the global investment firm Next World Group, which gives the firm considerable capital depth to be a strong partner with its companies. The firm brings strategic insight and in-depth sector acumen to help its portfolio companies grow into market leaders. Notably, NWC has a longstanding, strong heritage in Europe and utilizes its market knowledge and extensive network to help its companies expand internationally. The firm plans on making additional hires at various levels. The firm’s current portfolio includes Virtual Instruments, DynamicOps, Ideeli, Host Analytics and NexGen Storage. NWC operates out of offices in San Francisco, Paris, and Brussels.

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