Benjamin Yoskovitz is the Founding Partner at Highline BETA, a startup co-creation company. Highline BETA works with large customers to identify areas of interest and potential disruption, and then recruits founders and invests in creating new startups. It’s a new model for disruptive innovation.
Previously, Ben was VP Product at VarageSale and GoInstant. GoInstant was acquired by Salesforce in 2012. Prior to those roles, Ben was Founding Partner at Year One Labs, an early stage startup accelerator. The accelerator ran a Lean Startup methodology and invested in 5 startups, one of which, Localmind, was acquired by Airbnb.
In 2013, Ben co-authored Lean Analytics with Alistair Croll, one of several books in the Lean Startup Series published by O’Reilly. Ben has spoken around the world at events and conferences, including The Lean Event (Brighton, UK), CRUNCH Conference (Budapest), and Lean Startup Conference (SF). Ben conducts keynotes, workshops and training sessions on Lean Startup, data analytics, product management, product strategy and more.
Ben actively blogs at http://instigatorblog.com, covering topics including startups, raising capital, product management, Lean Startup, Lean Analytics and more. He is often quoted in national and international publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and others. Ben has also worked with numerous companies and provided private workshops, training and more to global organizations.