Ben joined Bessemer in 2015 as an Associate in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices where he focuses on early stage investments. While a generalist, Ben's particular interests have him gravitating towards consumer video, messaging, developer tools and machine intelligence.
Before joining Bessemer, Ben worked for three years at Google where he helped build out a retail product organization for Google’s burgeoning hardware portfolio. He worked on launches for many Google products including Chromecast, Nexus, Chromebooks, OnHub and Android Wear. His first role at Google had him working with the CMO and other executives on global marketing strategy and operations. In a past life, Ben was a product manager at an eCommerce start-up and co-founded a student job marketplace called Jobzle.
Ben graduated from Brown University with a degree that combined engineering with entrepreneurial management and product development. When he’s not working with start ups, Ben can be found riding his Boosted Board, reading his Pocket queue and watching Casey Neistat videos. Ben is the author of Vertical software: a founder's guide to success.