Director, Private Equity
Richard Yen is a Director, Private Equity of Saban Capital Group. In this role,he focuses on private equity investment opportunities in digital media, consumer internet and games for the firm. Mr. Yen played a key role on behalf of Saban in the acquisitions of The Playforge, a mobile/social game company, and Zui, a kids internet company. Mr.Yen also works actively with the firm's portfolio companies and advises them on digital media strategies and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Saban Capital Group, Mr. Yen was a Principal at Blueprint Ventures in San Francisco where he established the firm's digital media and Internet investing practice. Prior to that, Mr. Yen was at Rustic Canyon Partners, a technology venture capital firm in Santa Monica where he focused on early-stage software and wireless investments. His prior operating roles including serving as Vice President for Merrill Lynch’s online brokerage unit and Director of Engineering for D. E. Shaw & Co.’s Internet incubator group.
Mr. Yen earned a BS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, both with high honors. Mr. Yen is a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program.