Ben Wirz

Partner Brighteye Ventures

Prior to Brighteye, Ben spent 20 years financing and building startups. He launched and ran the Knight Enterprise Fund, a venture capital fund investing in early-stage media and edtech companies in the US and UK as part of the Knight Foundation from 2010-2017. Previously, as a principal with US Global, he invested in and developed businesses in energy, manufacturing and tech. Before working with startups, Ben was a journalist with Asahi Shimbun and an investment banker with Jefferies & Company. Education: MBA from INSEAD and a BA and MA from