Ben is a co-founder of PSL. He is a technology investor and entrepreneur, and currently represents PSL on the Boards of Taunt and Glow. He has a background in product management from Microsoft where he shipped the first version of Office for iPad and ran The Garage, the company’s grassroots innovation program. Ben also co-founded Madrona Venture Labs.
Ben was named the 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by GeekWire and 40 Under 40 by Puget Sound Business Journal. He is the co-host of the popular venture capital podcast, “Acquired," which analyzes landmark acquisitions and IPOs in the technology sector.
Ben sits on the board of the Microsoft Alumni Association and the the Pacific Northwest Anti Defamation League.
He has a long history and passion for entrepreneurship beginning as a global facilitator of Startup Weekend while he was in college. His first entrepreneurial venture was creating SeizeTheDay in 2008, an iPhone app which was used by over a million people.
Ben is an Eagle Scout and holds a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University.