AlleyWatch, the largest organization focused on NYC Tech, celebrates the work of the individuals that serve as a catalyst for innovation within the NYC Tech ecosystem.
MEET THE 2019 NYC TECH INFLUENCERS
NYC is a town built on industry and the enterprise. And the major catalysts for the enterprise ecosystem has no doubt been Work-Bench and Jessica Lin. Lin, a Harvard graduate and Cisco alum, co-founded Work-Bench in 2014 with past Alleywatch NYC Tech Influencers honoree, Jonathan Lehr. Under Lin's leadership, Work-Bench serves as the connective tissue between Fortune 500 technologists and entrepreneurs, hosting over 200+ events a year. The Flatiron-based firm invests in companies that are redefining the future of work, the future of teams, and the innovators that are applying analytics, security, machine learning, and AI to enterprise solutions.
Currently investing out of Fund II, which closed at $47M in 2018 (Fund I was $10M), Work-Bench with Lin at the helm has made investments in over twenty-five companies including six exits ñ True Office, Ravel, CoreOS, Versive, Kensho, and Oration.
Passionate about workforce development, diversity, and education, Lin launched Work-Bench's Navigate Women in Enterprise Tech Summit and the Founder of Enterprise Startups (Who are Women) Database. She is also an advisor to the New Media Tech program at LaGuardia Community College and has served as a longtime GED Instructor.