Ben believes that attracting and retaining our top-tier talent is one of our key differentiators, which is why he champions reinvesting our profits into employee benefits.
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 ASME Innovation showcase (ISHOW), a global competition for hardware-led social innovation.
During Ben’s early career, he co-founded three successful startups. His first endeavor — an online education software company — secured more than $5 million in seed capital, was acquired by eCampus, and resulted in Ben being named as one of Businessweek's Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs.