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Ben Yoskovitz

Ben Yoskovitz is a product-focused entrepreneur & angel investor. He’s been in the tech industry since 1996 when he started his first company, while attending McGill University. Recently, Ben was VP Product at VarageSale and VP Product at GoInstant (which was acquired by Salesforce.)

In 2013, Ben co-authored the book Lean Analytics (http://leananalyticsbook.com), to help people build startups and products better and faster using data. The book has been translated into multiple languages including Japanese, Polish, Korean and Spanish.

Ben is a Founding Partner at Year One Labs, a startup accelerator that operated from 2010-2011. The accelerator was the first of its kind to apply a Lean Startup program. It invested in 5 companies, 3 of which raised follow on capital. Localmind (one of the investments) was acquired by Airbnb.

Ben writes regularly on his blog (http://instigatorblog.com) about product management, scaling startups, analytics, fundraising and more. You can follow him on Twitter @byosko.