CEO of HVF Labs

Benjamin Jun is the CEO of HVF Labs (hard / valuable / fun), which is Max Levchin’s investment and incubation laboratory. The lab focuses on hard problems that leverage data and technology, investigating in areas where technically differentiable solutions can unlock world-changing value. HVF founders-in-waiting have spun out companies such as Affirm and Glow.

Ben was co-founder and CTO of Cryptography Research, which provides security technologies for payment systems, mobile handsets, digital content protection, and the manufacturing supply chain. Ben developed and architected security technologies that shipped in over 25 billion consumer devices. Cryptography Research was acquired by Rambus for $340M in 2011.

Ben currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the RSA Conference. Before joining Cryptography Research, Ben worked at IDEO Product Development, Bain & Company, and the Institute for Defense Analysis. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University where he was an NSF Graduate Fellow and a Mayfield Entrepreneurship Fellow.