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Ben Wegbreit

Ben Wegbreit, American venture capitalist. Member Association Computing Machinery (Programming Languages and Systems award 1974).


  • Wegbreit, Ben was born on June 2, 1944 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Engineering in Physics, Johns Hopkins University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1970.


    • Assistant professor Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970-1973. Member technical staff Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto, California, 1973-1975, manager, 1976-1979. Vice president Convergent Technologies, San Jose, 1979-1985, Stardent Computers, Sunnyvale, 1986-1987.

      Principal venture capital Hambrecht and Quist, San Francisco, since 1988. Board directors Parc Place Systems, Mountain View, California, Verity, Mountain View, California, WangDAT, Los Angeles, ART: Advanced Recognition Technologies, Palo Alto.


    Member Association Computing Machinery (Programming Languages and Systems award 1974).


    • Married Beth-Ann Maged. Children: Kimberly, Michael, Jennifer, David.
    • spouse: Beth-Ann Maged
    • children: Kimberly Wegbreit
    • Michael Wegbreit
    • Jennifer Wegbreit
    • David Wegbreit
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    • 1966
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1970
      Harvard University
    • 1970 - 1973
      Assistant, professor Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      member, technical staff Xerox Corporation
      Palo Alto, California, United States
    • 1979 - 1985
      vice president, Convergent Technologies
      San Jose, Costa Rica
    • 1986 - 1987
      vice president, Convergent Technologies
      Sunnyvale, California, United States
    • 1988
      principal venture capital Hambrecht and Quist
      San Francisco, California, United States