Entrepreneur | Co-Author of The Alliance and The Startup of You
Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur, investor, and author from Silicon Valley. Named “one of America’s top young entrepreneurs,” by Businessweek and “one of the top trendsetters in the human resources industry” by HR Magazine, Casnocha speaks on talent management, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the future of work.
As an entrepreneur and executive, Casnocha has started and scaled several ventures, including Comcate, an e-government software company that currently delivers hosted CRM solutions to hundreds of local governments in America; an online education business; and a top tier boutique management training business. He is currently the co-founder and partner at Village Global, a venture capital firm in San Francisco with $250 million under management and a portfolio of hundreds of startups worldwide. Prior to this, Casnocha served as chief of staff to LinkedIn’s chairman for two years.
Casnocha is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. He has co-authored two books with LinkedIn Founder/Chairman Reid Hoffman. The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age explores a new framework for managing today’s employees, and The Startup of You: Adapt, Take Risks, Grow Your Network, and Transform Your Career has become one of the most referenced guides on how to thrive professionally in the modern world.
Casnocha’s work has been featured in many top media outlets including CNN, Charlie Rose, and The Economist. As a keynote speaker, he has spoken in front of tens of thousands of people across a dozen countries.