Ben Harburg

Ben Harburg

Formal First Name
Benjamin (Ben)
1983 - present

Ben Harburg is the Founder and Managing Partner of MSA Capital, a global venture capital firm that invests in leading early and growth tech-enabled businesses. He also leads MSA Novo, the emerging markets focused franchise of MSA. Harburg has over 15 years of investment and operations experience in the United States, Latin America, Greater China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Prior to launching MSA, he co-founded a China-focused energy investment and merchant trading firm which grew to be one of the largest in Asia. He started his career with The Boston Consulting Group, where he served many of the world’s largest financial institutions.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Harburg was the first native born American citizen admitted to the Tsinghua University Peoples Bank of China School of Finance (PBCSF).

  • He was a Neubauer Scholar at Tufts University and a Fulbright Scholar at Ruhr-Universität Bochum/

  • His passion is football and he is a co-owner of Cádiz Club de Fútbol, a team playing in Spain’s First Division (La Liga).


  • Board of Directors, National Committee on US-China Relations

  • Board of Advisors, School of Arts & Sciences in Tufts University

  • Board of Advisors, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center