As Co-Founder and VP of Solutions Implementation at Very, Ben works with prospective clients to deeply understand the problem they’re facing and craft sophisticated solutions. Very is a team of forward-thinking experts who bring your ideas to life using blockchain, IoT, and machine learning. We find creative approaches to challenging problems across industries and have launched more than 250 scalable, production-ready solutions.

Before founding Very in 2011, Ben served as the executive director at Ashoka Changemakers, where he spearheaded the software development of a suite of products to connect social entrepreneurs with resources. Ben continues to pursue his passion for social impact by serving as a judge for the last three years at the ASME Innovation showcase (ISHOW), a global competition for hardware-led social innovation.

During Ben’s career, he co-founded three successful startups. His first endeavor — an online education software company — secured $5+ million in seed capital, was acquired by eCampus, and resulted in Ben being named as one of Businessweek's Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs. Ben was also involved in a startup that spun out of Very called ReadyCart which was acquired by GrapeVine Logic in 2017.