David Lin


Vice President

Dave Lin is Vice President of the Amherst Fund, serving as entrepreneur in residence, providing oversight and coaching for Amherst’s portfolio companies. Dave is also CEO of the Amherst Fund’s portfolio company, Espresso Royale. Dave’s entrepreneurial experience also includes his founding and developing of Bubble Island bubble tea cafés serving college campus markets. Dave has assisted the Amherst Fund since 2008 in a variety of ways, including serving as Interim President of Clancy’s Fancy Hot Sauce.

Dave sits on the boards of FlockTAG, Bubble Island and Espresso Royale Café, a multi-store coffee shop chain serving select college campus markets. Dave earned his BS in engineering and his MBA from the
University of Michigan.