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Ben Dubin

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Ben Dubin
Born1963 Washington D.C.
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Harvard Business School, University of Michigan
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Ben Dubin is a venture capitalist. His work focuses on life extension, and using biological research to reduce or reverse the effects of chronic disease and aging.

Early life[edit]

Ben is the middle of three sons of Jean and Maurice Dubin[1]. His father was an Harvard University trained Astrophysicist who worked at Nasa for 47 years. Growing up in Bethesda, Maryland, Ben attended Wood Acres Elementary School, Westland Middle School and Walt Whitman High School, Ben excelled at math and science academics and well as sports, earning 9 varsity letters in swimming, cross country and track and field. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and graduated on the Dean's list in four years for a five-year program with two bachelor of science degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Engineering. He also graduated from the Harvard Business School with an MBA and while there from 1995 to 1997, using a Sun Microsystems server, he created and rolled out the first web server to allow all of the school's clubs to have websites.


Dubin is a partner and founder of Functional Medicine Ventures, the first Health Impact Fund created to correct the trajectory of Human Health.

He Co-founded and was a Managing Partner at Asset Management Ventures for more than 15 years. Asset Management Ventures invested in early-stage information technology and life science companies and more importantly, the intersection of those two sectors, an area he identified as the Health Science Technology sector. Investing over $200M in over 100 companies.  He served on the board of the majority of these investments, as he worked to guide each company to create to real value and maximize shareholder return.

Ben has hands-on experience as an engineer and entrepreneur with 16 years as hardware and software engineering building products.  He co-founded two companies; Los Altos Technologies (mission critical computer security) and Full Source Software[2] (the first open source Unix commercial software business) both with his friend and business partner, Gary Kremen[3]. Ben and Gary created Unishred Pro[4], the first disk cleansing software certified and approved by the Department of Defense.

in the 1980s, at Sun Microsystems, Ben worked for Eric Schmidt (former CEO of Google) as part of a stealth team that created a next-gen parallel multiuser development platform based on Eric's Phd thesis[5] at the University of California, Berkeley. Later, he rejoined Sun's Javasoft company as the Senior Product Manager responsible for the management and marketing of Enterprise Java technologies. Before that, he was a hardware/software engineer at Lockheed Martin inventing tools on the first Sun workstations for designing/interfacing/simulation of custom semiconductors as well as for complete circuit boards for surveillance satellites.

As a software designer at Sun Microsystems, he created a U.S. patent for a technique for minimal information database restoration[6] that was of critical importance for Sun.


Since 1998, Dubin has served on the board of the Foothill De Anza College Foundation[7], and served roles of the president and treasurer. He helped manage the foundation from $17M to over $45M today. Ben is also a board member[8] of the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California.


  1. Dubin, Maurice. "Maurice Dubin's research". Research Gate. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Full Source Software". Crunchbase. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Kremen, Gary. "Making Money where others squirm". Press Reader. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Wipe out - Cleansing the hard drive before recycling your old computers". Network World. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Schmidt, Eric (1982). "Controlling Large Software Development in a Distributed Environment (PhD thesis). University of California, Berkeley". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. US Patent 5274803, Dubin, Bennett S. & Peter H. Stevens, "United States Patent: 5274803 - Method and apparatus for aligning a restored parent environment to its child environments with minimal data loss", issued December 28, 1993 
  7. "Board of Directors". Foothill De Anza College Foundation. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "HBS Association of Northern California - Board of Directors". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

External links[edit]

Functional Medicine Ventures

Category:Venture capital Category:Longevity

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